Numerical investigation of delamination in L-shaped cross-ply composite bracket

Gümüş M., Gözlüklü B., ÇÖKER D.

16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014, Sevilla, Spain, 22 - 26 June 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Sevilla
  • Country: Spain
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Interlaminar normal stresses are induced with interlaminar shear stresses leading to mixed-mode delamination (MMD) in curved cross-ply composite laminates. Dynamic mixed-mode delamination is studied using explicit finite element method and Cohesive Zone Modelling Dynamic response of the specimen is compared with the experiments.