Load–displacement behavior of glass fiber/epoxy composite plates with circular cut-outs subjected to compressive load
Sultan Aljibori, Hakim S. and Chong, W. P. and T. M., Indra Mahlia and Chong, Wen Tong and Edi, Prasetyo and Al-qrimli, Haidar and Anjum, Irfan and Zahari, Rizal (2010) Load–displacement behavior of glass fiber/epoxy composite plates with circular cut-outs subjected to compressive load. Materials and Design, 31 (1). pp. 466-474. ISSN 0264-1275
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An experimental study of the behavior of woven glass fiber/epoxy composite laminated panels under compression is presented. Compression tests were performed on to 16 fiber-glass laminated plates with and without circular cut-outs using the compressed machine. The maximum load of failure for each of the glass-fiber/epoxy laminated plates under compression has been determined experimentally. A parametric study was performed as well to investigate the effects of varying the centrally located circular cut-out sizes and fiber angle-ply orientations on to the ultimate load. The experimental work revealed that as the cut-out size increases, the maximum load of the composite plate decreases. Also, it has been observed that cross-ply laminates possess the greatest ultimate load as compared to other types of ply stacking sequences and orientations.
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