AMADE in the International Fatigue Conference held in Rhodes (Greece)

laura carreras fatigue composites

AMADE in the International Fatigue Conference held in Rhodes (Greece)

Laura Carreras has been this June in the International Fatigue Conference held in Rhodes (Greece)  to give a presentation based on L. Carreras et al. An efficient methodology for the experimental characterization of mode II and mixed-mode I+II  delamination growth under fatigue loading. This study suggests a method to characterize the resistance to delamination of composite materials under cyclic loading (3-ENF and MMB tests). This requires monitoring the specimen’s compliance, a difficult task. A strategy that consists of changing the cyclic displacement applied to the specimen during the test has been proven to give good results and even avoid human intervention during the test.