Compression Testing of Laminates Optimised for Damage Tolerance

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Abstract

Barely Visible Impact Damage (BVID) can occur when laminated composite material is subject to out-of-plane impact loads and can result in a significant reduction in compressive strength. This paper will report on compression testing of laminates optimised to maximise damage tolerance. Results show an increase of up to 29% in Compression After Impact (CAI) strength in comparison to a baseline configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009

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Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period27/07/0931/07/09

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Rhead, A., Butler, R., & Baker, N. (2009). Compression Testing of Laminates Optimised for Damage Tolerance. Paper presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17, Edinburgh, UK United Kingdom.