Mechanical performance of carbon-glass hybrid composite joints in quasi-static tension and tension-tension fatigue

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2020-10
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en
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11
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ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS, Volume 116
Abstract
The ever increasing size of wind turbines has given rise to a need for robust glass to carbon joint designs. This study investigates the effect of different ply layups on the static and fatigue behaviour of hybrid glass/carbon fibre composite joints. Uni-directional carbon fibre prepreg was co-cured to 8H glass prepreg using an overlap to thickness ratio of 20:1, where four joint designs were examined: scarf, interleaving and two forms of double scarf. The joints were tested statically in uniaxial tension and dynamically in tension-tension fatigue. Finite element analysis has been performed to provide insight into stress distributions within each joint. The double scarf joint (with glass on the outside) was found to perform best in fatigue and static tension, while the interleaving joint performed second best in fatigue in static tension but poorest in fatigue. For joint designs that will be used under highly stressed cyclic loading conditions, the current study indicates that static tests alone are a poor indicator of the joint performance and fatigue tests are required.
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Carbon fibre, Finite element analysis, Glass fibre, Hybrid composite joint, Tension-tension fatigue
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Javaid, U, Ling, C & Cardiff, P 2020, ' Mechanical performance of carbon-glass hybrid composite joints in quasi-static tension and tension-tension fatigue ', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 116, 104730 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2020.104730