Dic deformation measurement in cracked cfrp cross-ply laminates

M. J. Mohammad Fikry, Shinji Ogihara, Vladimir Vinogradov

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Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a non-contact method to analyse the deformation of materials that can measure displacement or strain behaviour during tensile loading. In this study, DIC is used to measure the deformation of cross-ply carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) laminates and for the detection of damages in them. The objective of this study is to measure the deformation around the damages in cross-ply CFRP laminates by using the DIC system from both width and thickness directions. For this purpose, thick CFRP [04/9024]s and thinner [0/906]s laminates were tested. In cross-ply laminates, usually a straight transverse crack will initially occur in 90 degree ply followed by the following damages such as delamination, fiber fracture, and etc. To start, straight transverse cracks are induced in the laminates by using an artificial crack method. Then, X-ray radiography is used to detect the location of the straight cracks in order to be used for DIC observation to examine the strain distribution around the existed cracks. The DIC observation from the surface of the laminate around the cracks area clearly showed how strain is distributed from one crack to another adjacent crack. From the result, secondary mode damages of matrix cracking such as oblique and curved cracks can also be observed and are being discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019


Conference22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019


  • Cross-ply laminates
  • DIC
  • Matrix cracks
  • Secondary damage mode


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