Measurements of interface fracture strength between fiber-reinforced composite laminates and thin surface films using the blister test

Heitzmann, Michael T., Hou, Meng, Veidt, Martin and Paton, Rowan (2011). Measurements of interface fracture strength between fiber-reinforced composite laminates and thin surface films using the blister test. In: S. M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D. L. Majid, Z. Leman, A. H. M. Ariff, M. K. A. Ariffin, M. Y. M. Zuhri, M. R. Ishak and J. Sahari, Composite Science and Technology. 8th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, (315-319). 22-24 March 2011. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.471-472.315

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Author Heitzmann, Michael T.
Hou, Meng
Veidt, Martin
Paton, Rowan
Title of paper Measurements of interface fracture strength between fiber-reinforced composite laminates and thin surface films using the blister test
Conference name 8th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST8)
Conference location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference dates 22-24 March 2011
Proceedings title Composite Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Key Engineering Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.471-472.315
ISBN 9783037850596
ISSN 1013-9826
Editor S. M. Sapuan
F. Mustapha
D. L. Majid
Z. Leman
A. H. M. Ariff
M. K. A. Ariffin
M. Y. M. Zuhri
M. R. Ishak
J. Sahari
Volume 471-472
Start page 315
End page 319
Total pages 5
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The blister test is a promising test method to determine the interface fracture toughness of thin films adhering to rigid fibre reinforced plastics. In this paper nonlinear finite element analysis is used to determine a suitable layout for both the shaft loaded and the pressurised blister test. On the example of a PET film adhering to a quasi-isotropic fibre reinforced plastic, it is shown that energy release rates in a range of 0-1500N/m can be obtained for a 0.5mm thick film if test parameters are carefully selected. The two main causes for deviations of the analytic solution from the FEA results is attributed to infringement of the membrane limit condition and plastic deformation in the film.
Keyword Blister test
Energy release rate
Fracture mechanics
Fracture toughness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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