Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM)
Source : Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM) , IIT, Madras (2013)
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering, Civil
Verified : Yes
Year : 2013
Abstract : Most of machine elements consist of discontinuities where it is necessary to consider stress distributions from fracture mechanics point of view. In the present work fracture toughness of unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced laminates (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced laminates (GFRP) withdifferent fiber orientation angles and single edge notch configurations perpendicular to loading direction are investigated experimentally . Fracture toughness is calculated by determining failure loads and best fiber configuration for fracture toughness is found to be [0/15]s. Studies are extended to investigate the variation in fracture toughness of [0/15]s configuration under the influence of nano particles like CNT.
Cite this Research Publication : K. M. Mini, Mahadevan Lakshmanan, and Midhun, R., “Effect of Fiber orientation on Fracture Toughness of Glass/Epoxy and Carbon/Epoxy Composites”, in Indian Conference on Applied Mechanics (INCAM) , IIT, Madras, 2013.