dc.contributor.authorNair, Swaroop Narayanan
dc.contributor.authorDasari, Aravind
dc.contributor.authorYue, Chee Yoon
dc.contributor.authorNarasimalu, Srikanth
dc.identifier.citationNair, S. N., Dasari, A., Yue, C. Y., & Narasimalu, S. (2017). Failure Behavior of Unidirectional Composites under Compression Loading: Effect of Fiber Waviness. Materials, 10(8), 909-.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe key objective of this work is to highlight the effect of manufacturing-induced fiber waviness defects on the compressive failure of glass fiber-reinforced unidirectional specimens. For this purpose, in-plane, through-thickness waviness defects (with different waviness severities) are induced during the manufacturing of the laminate. Numerical and experimental results show that the compressive strength of the composites decreases as the severity of the waviness defects increases. A reduction of up to 75% is noted with a wave severity of 0.075. Optical and scanning electron microscopy observations of the failed specimens reveal that kink-bands are created in the wavy regions and lead to failure.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNRF (Natl Research Foundation, S’pore)en_US
dc.format.extent13 p.en_US
dc.rights© 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectWind Turbine Bladesen_US
dc.titleFailure Behavior of Unidirectional Composites under Compression Loading: Effect of Fiber Wavinessen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.researchEnergy Research Institute @NTUen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.schoolInterdisciplinary Graduate School (IGS)en_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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