Transverse crack growth behavior considering free-edge effect in quasi-isotropic CFRP laminates under high-cycle fatigue loading

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The high-cycle fatigue characteristics focused on the behavior of the transverse crack growth up to 108 cycles were investigated using quasi-isotropic carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) laminates whose stacking sequence was [45/0/45/90]s. To assess the fatigue behavior in the high-cycle region, fatigue tests were conducted at a frequency of 100 Hz in addition to 5 Hz. In this study, to evaluate quantitative characteristics of the transverse crack growth in the high-cycle region, the energy release rate considering the free-edge effect was calculated. Transverse crack growth behavior was evaluated based on a modified Paris law approach. The results revealed that transverse crack growth was delayed under the test conditions of the applied stress level of rmax/rb = 0.2.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul
Event12th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2006 - Biarritz, France
Duration: 2006 Aug 282006 Sep 1


Conference12th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2006



  • Durability
  • Fatigue
  • Stress concentration
  • Transverse cracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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