A REVIEW OF FATIGUE DAMAGE MODELLING IN THE CONTEXT OF MARINE FRP LAMINATES

Increasing numbers of high performance craft made from fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composite materials are entering commercial service. It is thus becoming more and more important that long-term behavioural characteristics of the materials and structures are understood and the implications of a variety of flaws categorised with respect to load conditions. The object of this paper has been to briefly review available information concerning fatigue behaviour of FRP laminates and to examine a number of theories to model damage accumulation. Finally, a detailed study has been conducted to investigate the relative merits of the various damage theories.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Structures, v 8 n 3, 1995, p 257 [22 p, 23 ref, 4 tab, 8 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Read, P J
    • Shenoi, R A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM