11 Jul 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.