Tensile Matrix Cracking Behavior of Hi-Nicalon Fiber/Glass Matrix Cross-Ply Laminate Composites

T. Okabe, N. Takeda, J. Komotori, M. Shimizu, K. Imai, Y. Imai

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This paper examines the damage process of fiber reinforced glass matrix composites under tensile loading. The tensile damage initiation and growth in BN-coated HI-NICALON SiC fiber reinforced glass matrix cross-ply composites were experimentally clarified by replica observations. An improved shear-lag model with two major cracks, which penetrate both 0 and 90 degree plies, were used to predict the stress-strain behavior. This model reasonably well predicted the stress-strain curve until matrix cracks in 0 degree ply saturated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1



  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Energy Release Rate
  • Interface Debonding
  • Matrix Crack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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