Publisher DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0279
Title: Hierarchical analysis of the degradation of fibre-reinforced polymers under the presence of void imperfections
Language: English
Authors: Liebig, Wilfried  
Schulte, Karl 
Fiedler, Bodo 
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2016
Publisher: Royal Society
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 2071 (374): 20150279- (2016-07-13)
Journal or Series Name: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical,physical and engineering sciences 
Abstract (english): The subject of this work is the investigation of the influence of voids on the mechanical properties of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs) under compression loading. To specify the damage accumulation of FRPs in the presence of voids, the complex threedimensional structure of the composite including voids was analysed and a reduced mechanical model composite was derived. The hierarchical analysis of the model composite on a micro-scale level implies the description of the stress and strain behaviour of the matrix using the photoelasticity technique and digital image correlation technology. These studies are presented along with an analytical examination of the stability of a single fibre. As a result of the experimental and analytical studies, the stiffness of the matrix and fibre as well as their bonding, the initial fibre orientation and the fibre diameter have the highest impact on the failure initiation. All these facts lead to a premature fibre-matrix debonding with ongoing loss of stability of the fibre and followed by kink-band formation. Additional studies on the mesoscale of transparent glass FRPs including a unique void showed that the experiments carried out on the model composites could be transferred to real composites. This article is part of the themed issue 'Multiscale modelling of the structural integrity of composite materials'.
Conference: 22 to a Theo Murphy meeting 
ISSN: 1471-2962
Institute: Kunststoffe und Verbundwerkstoffe M-11 
Type: InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.)
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