The influence of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a polypropylene-based fiber-metal laminate

P. Compston, W. J. Cantwell, N. Jones

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Abstract

The influence of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a polypropylene-based fiber-metal laminate was studied. Interfacial fracture tests were conducted under static and impact loading using a single cantilever beam (SCB) specimen. The study showed no significant effect in interfacial fracture toughness. An increase in the load required for fracture at higher rates would suggest a viscoelastic response.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2002

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