Effect of Nano-particles on Energy Release Rate in Mode I Fracture Using Corrected Beam Theory

P Ghabezi


The main objective of this paper is evaluation of nano-particles effect on energy release rate in nano-composites mode I fracture. Nano-composite samples with woven glass fibers and alumina nanoparticle have been fabricated using VARTM process as co-cured and underwent Double Cantilever Beam tests according to ASTM D5528 standard. To calculate the energy release rate in Mode I fracture, corrected beam theory data reduction scheme has been utilized for different percentage of nano particles.


Nano-composite, Energy release rate, Mode I, Fracture.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1828/cmr.v6i3.700


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