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Bearing failure of pseudo-ductile thin ply angle-ply laminates
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Wu, X., Fuller, J., Fotouhi, M., & Wisnom, M. Bearing failure of pseudo-ductile thin ply angle-ply laminates. Presented at 18 European Conference on Composite Materials -ECCM 18

The aim of this work is to investigate the bearing failure of mechanically fastened joints between thin-ply angle-ply laminates with central 0° plies. To achieve this, pseudo-ductile laminates with two different layups [±6/0]s2 and [±2/0]s4 were... Read More about Bearing failure of pseudo-ductile thin ply angle-ply laminates.

Reduced tensile notch-sensitivity in pseudo-ductile thin ply composites
Presentation / Conference
Wisnom, M., Czél, G., Fotouhi, M., Fuller, J., Jalalvand, M., Rev, T., & Wu, X. Reduced tensile notch-sensitivity in pseudo-ductile thin ply composites. Presented at 18 European Conference on Composite Materials -ECCM 18

Pseudo-ductile thin-ply composites loaded in tension exhibit a non-linear stress-strain response with a plateau, analogous to yielding in a metal. This provides an alternative means for load redistribution at stress concentrations, giving reduced not... Read More about Reduced tensile notch-sensitivity in pseudo-ductile thin ply composites.

Self-warning hybrid composite patches for repairing cracked aluminium panels
Presentation / Conference
Jalalvand, M., Wu, H. W. M. L., Sheibanian, F., Fotouhi, M., & Wisnom, M. Self-warning hybrid composite patches for repairing cracked aluminium panels. Presented at 18 European Conference on Composite Materials -ECCM 18

In this paper, a new concept for health-moninoring of bonded patch repairs is presented. Aerospace structures using aluminium panels occasionally crack and bonded composite patches are one of the repair methods available to maintain the integrity of... Read More about Self-warning hybrid composite patches for repairing cracked aluminium panels.

Thin ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates to activate new damage mechanisms under indentation
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., Prato, A., & Wisnom, M. Thin ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates to activate new damage mechanisms under indentation. Presented at 18 European Conference on Composite Materials -ECCM 18

Low velocity impacts on composite laminates can cause a significant amount of delamination that is often referred to as barely visible impact damage (BVID). This damage can cause significant degradation of structural properties, especially the compre... Read More about Thin ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates to activate new damage mechanisms under indentation.

Development and evaluation of a novel piezoelectric PVDF sensor as a load spectrum counter
Presentation / Conference
De, M., Pozegic, T., Hamerton, I., & Fotouhi, M. Development and evaluation of a novel piezoelectric PVDF sensor as a load spectrum counter. Presented at 18 European Conference on Composite Materials -ECCM 18

Engineering structures, such as aircraft, marine vessels, buildings and offshore platforms, are subjected to a range of uncertain dynamic loadings, due to changes in operational and environmental conditions, etc. Unfortunately, the load spectrum of t... Read More about Development and evaluation of a novel piezoelectric PVDF sensor as a load spectrum counter.