We have developed a mechanical model of the mixed-mode bending (MMB) test, whereby the specimen is considered as an assemblage of two identical sublaminates, modelled as Timoshenko beams. The sublaminates are partly connected by a linearly elastic–brittle interface, transmitting stresses along both the normal and tangential directions with respect to the interface plane. The model is described by a set of suitable differential equations and boundary conditions. Based on the explicit solution of this problem and following an approach already adopted to model buckling-driven delamination growth in fatigue, we analyse the response of the MMB test specimen under cyclic loads. Exploiting the available analytical solution, we apply a fracture mode-dependent fatigue growth law. As a result, the number of cycles needed for a delamination to extend to a given length can be predicted.
|Titolo:||An elastic-interface model for the mixed-mode bending test under cyclic loads|
BENNATI, STEFANO [Supervision]
VALVO, PAOLO SEBASTIANO [Writing – Review & Editing] (Corresponding)
|Anno del prodotto:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|