Damage Assessment and Reliability of Fibre Reinforced Composites


  1. Ellyin, F.
  2. Fawaz, Z.
  3. Wolodko, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Alberta Univ, Edmonton ALTA (CAN) Dept of Mechanical Engineering
This report presents a summary of the results of the research work under contract from the Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (DREV). The research project entitled "Damage Assessment and Reliability of Fibre Reinforced Composites" was conducted in a period extending from January 1, 1992 to November 30, 1995. The main objective of this research project was the following: To develop a method whereby the durability and reliability of vital components of systems/structures made of advanced composite materials can be predicted. To achieve this objective the research work was divided into two major components: 1) an analytical component whose major purpose was to formulate a failure (damage) model capable of predicting the failure of composite laminates subjected to generalized loading conditions and 2) an experimental component whose purpose was to provide some baseline information on the behaviour of composites under uniaxial and multiaxial loading conditions and to use them to validate the proposed damage (failure) theory. The research results described hereinafter will summarize the essential findings of the present investigation. Only a short synthesis will be given in the main part with details contained in the appendices. In general, this report will follow a simple format whereby the major research components conducted within the framework of this investigation will be presented as separate sections. Within each section, there will be sub-sections detailing the vario
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-CR-2006-659 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
23 Dec 1995
Number of Pages
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