Imperial College London

Dr Tomas Katafiasz

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

tomas.katafiasz11 Website

 
 
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Location

 

City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Katafiasz:2019:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.06.124,
author = {Katafiasz, TJ and Iannucci, L and Greenhalgh, E},
doi = {10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.06.124},
journal = {Composite Structures},
pages = {93--107},
title = {Development of a novel compact tension specimen to mitigate premature compression and buckling failure modes within fibre hybrid epoxy composites},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.06.124},
volume = {207},
year = {2019}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - A Notched Curved Compact Tension (NCCT) and Extended Notched Curved Compact Tension (ENCCT) specimen geometry are presented for the measurement of translaminar critical strain energy release rates in composite laminates with low compressive to tensile strengths. Premature compressive and buckling failure occurred when a conventional Compact Tension (CT) specimen geometry (similar to ASTM E399 [1]) was utilised for monolithic Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) S2-Glass / MTM57 epoxy and an interlayer fibre hybrid T700 carbon spread tow / NCF S2-glass epoxy composite. The NCCT and ENCCT specimen design methodology and manufacturing routes are presented where premature compressive failure was mitigated through a curvature at the rear of the profile and the introduction of a through-thickness groove that had been pre-cured along the crack growth region. The latter ensured that buckling was eliminated, whilst stable crack growth was achieved. The development involved FE model material validation and optimisation for the novel specimen design. Experimental tests presented both interlayer and intralayer fibre hybrid composites with good repeatability and low scatter within the results.
AU - Katafiasz,TJ
AU - Iannucci,L
AU - Greenhalgh,E
DO - 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.06.124
EP - 107
PY - 2019///
SN - 1879-1085
SP - 93
TI - Development of a novel compact tension specimen to mitigate premature compression and buckling failure modes within fibre hybrid epoxy composites
T2 - Composite Structures
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.06.124
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/61502
VL - 207
ER -