Experimental characterization of triaxially braided composites

A. García-Carpintero, J. W. Roelse, J. J.M. Knippenberg, J. Xu, C. S. Lopes, C. González

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Manufacturing and testing textile composite materials is a time consuming and expensive procedure. Therefore numerical methods can be used to simulate the material behavior under certain loading conditions. In this research, mechanical properties of two-dimensional triaxially braided composites were determined by means of experimental testing to get insight in the material behavior as well as for providing data to support the development of analytical and numerical methods. In-plane properties were obtained using tensile and shear tests. Post-mortem specimens were used to indentifying damage mechanisms, which were visualized using metallographic samples. Interlaminar as well as translaminar fracture toughness were determined in Mode-I and Compact Tension tests respectively. Unstable crack growth propagation was found in the specimens from both test due to fiber bridging and fiber branching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
Place of PublicationWels
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783000533877
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016


Conference17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016


  • Braided composites
  • Damage mechanisms
  • Fracture toughness properties
  • Mechanical properties


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