The mechanical behavior of cross-ply laminates loaded under in-plane compression containing matrix cracks and delaminations is investigated in order to study their influence on the structural stability behavior. This is done by employing a semi-analytical modelling approach which comprises an analytical framework for a structural stability analysis of damageable structures and the Equivalent Constrained Model for deriving reduced stiffness properties of the cracked layers. Cross-ply laminates with varying delamination depths as well as varying matrix crack densities are studied.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Key Engineering Materials|
|Early online date||1 Aug 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||17th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics - Seville, Spain|
Duration: 4 Sept 2018 → 6 Sept 2018
Bibliographical noteThe authors gratefully acknowledge the support received by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under reference VO 2026/6-1.
- matrix cracks
- delamination buckling