Computation of Onset and Growth of Delamination in Double Cantilever beam Specimens Subjected to Fatigue Loading
In this article, the delamination onset and growth behavior of double cantilever beam (DCB) specimens has been presented. The modeling of a debonded region using master and slave surface technique for DCB specimens is done in ABAQUS CAE. The analysis of DCB specimens comprising of fatigue cyclic load has been done in ABAQUS. An onset and Paris delamination growth regimes are plotted. The growth regime being linear in log-log scale, the prediction of constants of this regime has been obtained using the polyfit command in the MATLAB environment. To obtain these constants has been explained in this article. Comparison of experimental and analytical results is shown for delamination growth. The strain energy release rate values for threshold and critical are indicated on the graphs. The number of cycles for delamination onset and growth has been tabulated for various load cases.
Defence Science Journal, Vol. 64, No. 4, July 2014, pp. 400-405, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.64.4069
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