Interfacial damage in fibre-reinforced composites subjected to tension fatigue loading

Z. F. Shi, Li Min Zhou

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The interfacial behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites subjected to tension fatigue loading is studied based on the shear-lag model. The governing equations of this problem are obtained and solved. In order to describe the interfacial debonding, the Paris fatigue crack growth formula as well as a modified degradation model for the coefficient of friction is adopted. Finally some important values related to interfacial debonding are obtained. In the present investigation. Poisson's contraction is considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-457
Number of pages13
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2002


  • Fatigue
  • Fibre-reinforced composite
  • Interfacial damage
  • Interracial debonding
  • Shear-lag model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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