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Luterbacher, R. (author), Bond, I.P. (author), Trask, R.S. (author)
Locally stiffened or ‘stringer’ - skin composite structures are extensively used for lightweight applications in the aerospace industry. Due to localised stiffening, stress concentrations arise which can initiate damage e.g. debonding or delamination, within the composite structure. Critically, this damage can propagate under fatigue loading...
conference paper 2013