PhD student: Yuting Wang

Carbon fiber resin composites have the potential used in some harsh environment . This research aims to investigate the harsh enviroment on the interface failure characteristics of carbon fiber resin composites. Experimental tests will be conducted in my project to better understand how interface strength varies with environmental factors. Testing will include double cantilever beam test (combined with in-situ SEM), push-out test (combined with in-situ SEM), compressive strength test and interlaminar shear strength test. Results from experimental measurements and observation will be used to develop a prediction for the behavior of cracks in the failure mechanism.