Engineering Transactions, 45, 3-4, pp. 433-445, 1997

Estimation of Critical Loads and Low-Cycle Fatigue of Laminated Plates with Delamination Regions

H. Kowalczyk
Military University of Technology, Warszawa
Poland

S. Ochelski
Military University of Technology, Warszawa
Poland

The results of experimental investigation into the problem of effects of delamination on the critical load and the low-cycle fatigue of a laminated plate are presented. The rectangular plates tested were composed of epoxy-glass composite facings and a core of foamed polyvinyl chloride, with circular delaminations between one of the two facings and the core.

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