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The Initial Post-buckling Behavior of Face-Sheet Delaminations in Sandwich Composites

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G. A. Kardomateas, H. Huang

School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0150

J. Appl. Mech 70(2), 191-199 (Mar 27, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1532320 History: Received September 26, 2000; Revised May 08, 2001; Online March 27, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Definition of the geometry for a delaminated sandwich beam/plate
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Force and moment resultants at the tip of the delamination
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Critical strain versus delamination length for the case of a glass-polyester/PVC sandwich composite
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(a) Comparison of the two material sandwich systems with regard to the delamination midpoint deflection during the initial post-buckling phase. (b) Comparison of the two material sandwich systems with regard to the midpoint delamination-substrate opening during the initial post-buckling phase.
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(a) Comparison of the two material sandwich systems with regard to the delamination load during the initial post-buckling phase. (b) Comparison of the two material sandwich systems with regard to the substrate load during the initial post-buckling phase.
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Effect of the length over core thickness aspect ratio on the midpoint delamination deflection during the initial post-buckling phase for glass-epoxy/polyester

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