We have developed an enhanced beam theory model of the mixed-mode bending (MMB) test, where the delaminated specimen is schematised as an assemblage of sublaminates connected by an elastic interface. We show how the interface parameters can be estimated through an experimental compliance calibration strategy. First, double cantilever beam (DCB) and end notched flexure (ENF) tests are conducted and the specimens’ compliance is measured. Then, a nonlinear least squares fitting procedure furnishes the values of the elastic interface constants. Such calibrated values can be used to interpret the results of MMB tests.
|Titolo:||An experimental compliance calibration strategy for mixed-mode bending tests|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|