Results of tests on a variety of laminate types indicate that the fracture behavior may or may not be consistent with the basic concepts of linear elastic fracture mechanics. This report studies the mechanisms of fracture of fiberglass hull materials, with hopes of learning to prevent catastrophic failures. The study is divided into three areas: The effects of material and geometric variables, time and temperature on the fracture toughness of fiberglass laminates; cyclic fatigue crack propagation; and marine environment effects.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Mandell, J
    • Mcgarry, F
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00159946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 75-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM