Time-dependent failure of off-axis loaded unidirectional glass/iPP composites

Ozan Erartsin, Ahmad Amiri-Rad, Martin van Drongelen, Leonard E. Govaert*

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In our previous study, we demonstrated that the time-dependent failure of transversely loaded UD (unidirectional) glass/iPP is fully plasticity-controlled and proposed a lifetime prediction method based on plasticity to predict transverse failure. In the present work, extending our previous study to other off-axis angles, we aim to investigate the effect of the off-axis angle on the time-dependent failure of UD glass/iPP, and to propose a lifetime prediction method for the off-axis failure. Glass/iPP specimens with different off-axis angles are tested at various strain rates, creep, and fatigue loads to characterize the anisotropic, time-dependent mechanical response. It is demonstrated that the influences of strain rate and fiber orientation angle on tensile strength are multiplicatively separable; also referred to as factorizable, enabling one to characterize the angle dependence at a single strain rate and the strain rate dependence at a single angle. Moreover, similar to transverse loading, off-axis failure is also observed to be plasticity-controlled. Based on these observations, the lifetime prediction method for the plasticity-controlled transverse failure is extended to off-axis loading using the aforementioned factorazibility, which resulted in lifetime predictions in agreement with the experimental creep and fatigue data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number52293
JournalJournal of applied polymer science
Issue number23
Early online date1 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022


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