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||Fatigue Response of Centrally Notched Ti/APC-2 Nanocomposite Laminates by Two-Step Loading Cyclic Tests|
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||The aims of this thesis to investigate the two step loading of Ti/APC-2 hybrid nanocomposite laminates and their notched effect. Ti/APC-2 laminates were composed of three layers of titanium sheets and two layers of APC-2. Nanoparticles SiO2 were dispersed uniformly on the interfaces of APC-2 with the optimal amount of 1 wt %. Then, APC-2 was stacked according to cross-ply [0/90]s and quasi-isotropic [0/45/90/-45] sequences. The modified diaphragm curing process was adopted to fabricate the hybrid panels for minimal impact of production. The panels were cur into samples and drilled an diameter hole in the center with diameters of 4 or 6 mm.|
Both tension and fatigue tests were carried out with MTS 810 universal testing machine at room temperature. Also, two-step loading tests include high→low and low→high tests, were conducted. 0.9σnom is denoted as high load and 0.7σnom low load for two-step loading spectrum. In both high→low and low→high step loadings the first step is to do cyclic tests at a half life of the corresponding load, and then finish it due to last step load.
From the received results, some conclusions were made. First, the ultimate load of notched cross-ply samples was reduced about 50% and the notched quasi-isotropic samples reduced about 30% compared to their unnotched counterparts. Second, the S-N curves are very close for both centrally notched samples of diameters 4 mm and 6 mm in cross-ply and quasi-isotropic samples. Third, quasi-isotropic samples had higher average values of cumulative damage than cross-ply samples. Because of notched effect centrally notched samples of diameters 4 mm had higher average values of cumulative damage than centrally notched samples of diameters 6 mm.
||MING CHEN - chair|
MEI-LING WU - co-chair
HUANG-KUANG KUNG - co-chair
MING-HUA JEN - advisor
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