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Simulating the mixed-mode fatigue delamination/debonding in adhesively-bonded composite joints

A. Pirondi1, G. Giuliese1, F. Moroni1, A. Bernasconi2,  and A. Jamil2     1Università di Parma, Parma, Italy     2Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Abstract

Composite, stiffened integral structures are becoming of increasing interest in the fields of aeronautics, automotive, nautical, and wind energy, where they are present in core structural applications. A numerical method able to reproduce the complex fatigue mechanisms in a stiffened panel is therefore attractive to improve their performances.

In this chapter, the fatigue delamination/debonding of composite assemblies under Mode I, Mode II, and mixed-Mode I/II loading conditions is simulated by ...

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