An elastic interface model is introduced to investigate the effects of in-plane and out-plane shear stresses on interfacial debonding in laminated composite plates by means of the energy release rate concept. This is done by utilising an improved laminated plate model in which the Reissner-Mindlin kinematics type for each layers is coupled with an adhesion mechanism modelled by means of a linear interface model, acting in the opening and sliding failure mode directions. The problem is faced through an analytical solution procedure. Increasing the stiffnesses of the interface leads to restoring displacement continuity at the interface between layers and to recovering energy release rate components through the work performed by the singular stress field at the crack tip. In view of the great importance of shear deformation in laminated composite plates the effect of shear stresses on the mechanism of delamination are investigated pointing out new features which emerge from the interaction of normal and shear stresses acting on the transverse section near the crack tip. Several examples of mixed mode delamination schemes used in experimental applications are examined, showing the influence of transverse shear stresses in coupling with normal stresses on energy release rates determination. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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|Titolo:||Delamination in composite plates: influence of shear deformability on interfacial debonding|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Citazione:||Delamination in composite plates: influence of shear deformability on interfacial debonding / Bruno, Domenico; Greco, Fabrizio. - In: CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES. - ISSN 0958-9465. - 23:1(2001), pp. 33-45.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|