Effect of stress concentration on tensile fracture behavior of carbon-carbon composites

Yasuo Kogo, Hiroshi Hatta, Hiroyuki Kawada, Terufumi Machida

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The effect of stress concentrations on tensile fracture behavior of carbon-carbon (C/C) composites was investigated using circularly holed specimens and double-edge-notched (DEN) specimens. As for the circularly holed specimens, the tensile fracture stress was much higher than that estimated from the maximum stress criterion, which suggest that major stress relaxation mechanisms should exist. On the other hand, the linear elastic fracture mechanics can be applied to the DEN specimen, which means the damaged zone should be small enough.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1294
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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