TC4 - Lecture 2

Quasi-static fracture testing of polymer composites

Summary

The current state of standards development of quasi-static fracture testing of polymer composites and examples of round robin data will be presented. The discussion will focus on selected issues such as laminate lay-up, creation of starter cracks, determination of delamination propagation and sources of scatter in the data

Lecturers

Neal Murphy

UCD School of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. neal.murphy@ucd.ie

Laurent Warnet

bUniversity of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, De Horst, N118, The Netherlands. l.warnet@utwente.nl

Andreas J Brunner

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Mechanical Systems Engineering, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland. Andreas.Brunner@empa.ch