Fracture Behavior of Carbon-Epoxy under Different Loading
J. V. Sai Prasanna Kumar

J. V. Sai Prasanna Kumar, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala Institute of R& D Science and Technology Chennai, India.

Manuscript received on December 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 24, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 1145-1149 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B7514129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7514.019320
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Abstract: Delamination is the common failures of composite material attributed to various reasons, most importantly the potential stiffness degradation leading to small flaws and subsequently the ypropagate, and it becomes essential to characterize the new materials for interlaminar fracture. For the present study Carbon /epoxy system of IM7/8552 was investigated under mode I and mode II loading. Material was formed into unidirectional laminates with Teflon inserts at its mid length. The specimens were machined according to ASTM standards, Tests were executed on a quasi-static Intron 8225, with load control at 5 mm/ min and 2 m/min for the mode -I and mode-II respectively. The strain energy release rate was found to be GIC=0.266 kJ/m2 and GIIC=0.687 kJ/m2 . Fiber bridging was prominently absent in the DCB samples Examination of the fracture surface by SEM at SAIF, in IIT{M) and the nature of the fracture surface revealed the typical failure mechanism pertaining to mode-I and mode-II failure mechanisms. 
Keywords: Mode-I, Mode-II, DCB, ENF, Fracture Toughness, SEM
Scope of the Article: Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics