Residual stress and interface stress in symmetric laminated composites

Yiwang Bao, Shengbiao Su, Jow-Lay Huang

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An uneven strain model for analyzing the residual stress and interface stress in laminate composite was proposed. The analytic formulas of residual-stress in the laminate with symmetrical structure were presented and the variations of the residual-stress and interface stress with location were studied. This study revealed two important facts: (1) for a single layer in laminate, the residual stress is a function of location along length; (2) there exist normal stresses in the interface and it varies along the length direction. Experiments of mechanical properties were performed, using Si3N4/TiN-Si3N4 laminate sample with symmetrical three-layer and multilayer (2N+1), to investigate the effect of residual stress. The results suggest that the mechanical properties depend on the distribution of residual stress and is consistent with the theoretic prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-457
Number of pages9
JournalCailiao Yanjiu Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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