Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998311418701
Title: A multi-axial fatigue model for fiber-reinforced composite laminates based on Puck's criterion
Authors: Sun, X.S. 
Haris, A.
Tan, V.B.C. 
Tay, T.E. 
Narasimalu, S.
Della, C.N.
Keywords: biaxial fatigue test
fatigue failure envelope
fatigue master curve
Fiber-reinforced composite
multi-axial fatigue
Puck's criterion
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Source: Sun, X.S., Haris, A., Tan, V.B.C., Tay, T.E., Narasimalu, S., Della, C.N. (2012-02). A multi-axial fatigue model for fiber-reinforced composite laminates based on Puck's criterion. Journal of Composite Materials 46 (4) : 449-469. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021998311418701
Abstract: A new multi-axial fatigue model for fiber-reinforced composite laminates based on Puck's criterion is proposed in this article. In the fatigue model, fatigue master curves from the ATM are used to determine the uniaxial ply fatigue strengths and the multi-axial fatigue failure is then determined by Puck's criterion with the fatigue strengths at the ply level. The fatigue master curves from ATM are generated with limited uniaxial fatigue tests and can be applied to fatigue loading conditions with various frequencies and stress ratios. Both uniaxial and multi-axial S-N curves can be derived from thefatigue model. Fatigue failure envelopes are also generated from the model to better interpret the multi-axial fatigue failure in multi-axial stress spaces. The proposed multi-axial fatigue model is based on ply-level predictions, but it can beextended to laminate-level predictions with the CLT or numerical methods such as the FEM. Multi-axial fatigue failures caused by either local or global multi-axiality can be predicted by the model. Both uniaxial and biaxial fatigue experimentswere carried out to provide test data for establishing and validating the proposed fatigue model. The application oftheproposed multi-axial fatigue model is demonstrated with predictions of S-N curves and fatigue failure envelopes of unidirectional laminates and multi-directional laminates with typical lay-up configurations. The predictions from the proposed fatigue model are also compared with various experimental results and reasonably good agreement is observed. © The 2011 Author(s).
Source Title: Journal of Composite Materials
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/54444
ISSN: 00219983
DOI: 10.1177/0021998311418701
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