On the fatique of laminated composites with adhesive bonds


  • Iulian Girip Institute of Solid Mechanics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
  • Valeria Mosnegutu Institute of Solid Mechanics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest


adhesive bonding, fatique criteria


The fatigue of laminated composites with adhesive bonds is studied in this paper in relation with the fatigue process. Discrete and continuous damage approaches are presented together with a fatigue criterion based on the effective plastic work. The distribution of the inelastic dissipated energy shows that there is an important loss of inelastic energy in the bonding zone. That means that the bonding zone would be that fails.


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