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Fatigue failure mechanisms in fibre-reinforced plastic laminated tee joints

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Fatigue
0142-1123
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0142-1123(95)98238-x
Keywords
  • Frp
  • Tee Joints
  • Fatigue Behaviour
  • Marine Structures
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Cumulative Damage
  • Stiffness Loss
  • Degradation Mechanisms

Abstract

Abstract Out-of-plane joints in FRP structures represent a potential zone of weakness. The principal object of this paper is to study the behaviour of laminated tee joints under fatigue loading. First, failure mechanisms under static load conditions are explored. These are supplemented by finite element analysis results. The results of the fatigue test programme are then documented. Finally, these results are examined from viewpoints related to stiffness loss, degradation mechanisms and cumulative damage aspects.

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