Fatigue Damage Evaluation of Woven Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials by Using Fatigue Damage Model

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  • 박홍선 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 최정훈 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 구재민 (성균관대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 석창성 (성균관대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2010.01.05
  • Accepted : 2010.04.13
  • Published : 2010.06.01


Owing to the high specific strength and stiffness of composite materials, they are extensively used in mechanical systems and in vehicle industries. However, most mechanical structures experience repeated load and fatigue. Therefore, it is important to perform fatigue analysis of fiber-reinforced composites. The properties of composite laminates vary depending upon the stacking sequence and stacking direction. Fatigue damage of composite laminates occurs according to the following sequence: matrix cracking, delamination, and fiber breakage. In this study, fatigue tests were performed for damage analysis. Fatigue damages, which have to be considered in fatigue analysis, are determined by using the stiffness values calculated from hysteresis loops, and the obtained fatigue damage curve is examined using Mao's equation and Abdelal's equation.


Composite Material;Damage;Life Prediction;Fatigue


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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