Fractographic study to characterise the interaction between intralaminar and interlaminar fracture from embedded defects under compression loading
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019
This paper describes the fractographic observations from the study of embedded defects subject to compression. The fractographic observations aim to characterise the interaction between intralaminar and interlaminar fractures and to understand their role in the delamination growth and the delamination migration. The influence of the stacking sequence orientation on the damage modes is studied in eight different configurations. A detailed fractographic study led to the identification of the different failure modes and failure sequence. It was also possible to establish the stacking sequences more prone to delamination migration and the failure modes more critical for damage tolerance.