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Saunders, G.N. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Teuwen, J.J.E. (author), Sinke, J. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), van Valkenburg, W.F. (author)
Although aerospace traditionally has always had a multidisciplinary approach to engineering and design, the increasing complexity of aircraft and spacecraft and the rapid digitization within the aerospace industry has led to a large number of related engineering and scientific disciplines such as electrical engineers, computer scientist to work...
conference paper 2020
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Zarouchas, D. (author), Pascoe, J.A. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
In the present work, a fatigue damage analysis of biaxial Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) specimens loaded at two different stress levels and a fatigue ratio, R=0.1, was performed. A cycle-by-cycle approach was used, utilizing results from Acoustic Emission (AE) measurements. The aim was to investigate the influence of the applied...
conference paper 2020
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Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
With the introduction of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) as a (fatigue) damage tolerant material concept in aeronautics, an interesting field emerged where fatigue damage interaction plays a dominant role. The hybrid concept effectively demands evaluating fatigue damage growth based on fracture phenomena typical for both metals and fibre...
journal article 2019
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Daneshjoo, Z. (author), Amaral, L. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Shokrieh, M. M. (author), Fakoor, M. (author)
This paper demonstrates how the critical strain energy density in the delamination tip vicinity may be used to explain the physics of delamination growth under mixed mode I/II. A theory previously proposed to physically relate mode I and mode II delamination growth is further extended towards describing the onset of mixed mode I/II...
journal article 2019
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Zhao, Yuan (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Wu, Zengwen (author), Zhou, Zhengong (author), Fang, Guodong (author), Zhang, Jiazhen (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Finite-width-correction factors (FWCF) are required for GLARE to accurately predict fatigue crack growth using linear elastic fracture mechanics. As demonstrated in earlier work, these factors effectively correct for the change in specimen compliance, which in GLARE relates to intact fibre layers and the formation of delaminations between...
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Lehmhus, Dirk (author), von Hehl, Axel (author), Hausmann, Joachim (author), Kayvantash, Kambiz (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Hohe, Jörg (author)
The present text introduces a Special Section of Advanced Engineering Materials linked to the symposium Advanced Materials for Transport Applications organized by the authors within the framework of the EUROMAT 2017 conference. It introduces the contributions that make up this Special Section, and takes the fact that a majority of them is...
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Daneshjoo, Z. (author), Shokrieh, Mahmood M. (author), Fakoor, Mahdi (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author)
In order to understand the physics of the delamination onset in laminated composites, an experimental investigation of delamination growth is presented. The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate that delamination onset occurs at lower values than Gc defined by the ASTM standards, and that the strain energy release rate level at which...
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Alderliesten, David (author), Valečkaitė, K. (author), Ziliotto Salamon, N. (author), Balint, J.T. (author), Bidarra, A.R. (author)
Commuters who travel by train often feel annoyed due to misunderstanding the causes of delays in train traffic. They oftentimes are unaware of the necessity of performing maintenance to stations, tracks, and trains. MainTrain is a serious game developed to teach commuters about rail-maintenance while simulating the difficulty of keeping...
conference paper 2019
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van der Meer, Marjolein C. (author), Bosman, P.A.N. (author), Pieters, Bradley R. (author), Niatsetski, Yury (author), van Wieringen, Niek (author), Alderliesten, T. (author), Bel, Arjan (author)
Purpose: To investigate the variation in computed dose-volume (DV) indices for high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy that can result from typical differences in computation settings in treatment planning systems (TPSs). Methods: Five factors were taken into account: number of dose-calculation points, radioactive source description,...
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Daneshjoo, Z. (author), Shokrieh, M. M. (author), Fakoor, M. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
In this paper, by considering the absorbed energy in the fracture process zone and extension of the minimum strain energy density theory for orthotropic materials, a new mixed mode I/II failure criterion was proposed. The applicability of the new criterion, to predict the crack growth in both laminated composites and wood species, was...
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Zhao, Y. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Zhou, Zhengong (author), Fang, Guodong (author), Zhang, Jiazhen (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In general, a finite width correction to stress intensity factor (SIF) is required in the fatigue crack growth. The finite width correction factor can be explained physically from the energy point of view. It is assumed that the finite width correction factor primarily constitutes an energy correction factor, i.e. it corrects the applied load...
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Yao, Liaojun (author), Cui, Hao (author), Sun, Yi (author), Guo, Licheng (author), Chen, Xiangming (author), Zhao, Meiying (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
The influence of fibre bridging on delamination failure in multidirectional composite laminates with different thickness scales is characterized, and the dependence of fibre bridging significance on laminate thickness as well as loading regime is investigated in this paper. Both quasi-static and fatigue resistance curves (R-curve) are...
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Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
This book provides an introduction to the discipline of aerospace structures and materials. It is the first book to date that includes all relevant aspects of this discipline within a single monologue. These aspects range from materials, manufacturing and processing techniques, to structures, design principles and structural performance,...
book 2018
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Eleftheroglou, N. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Loutas, Theodoros (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
A novel framework to fuse structural health monitoring (SHM) data from different in-situ monitoring techniques is proposed aiming to develop a hyper-feature towards more effective prognostics. A state-of-the-art Non-Homogenous Hidden Semi Markov Model (NHHSMM) is utilized to model the damage accumulation of composite structures, subjected to...
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Alderliesten, R.C. (author)
This paper proposes a straightforward methodology to generate fatigue delamination curves without the influence of fibre bridging using test data obtained on unidirectional double cantilever beam specimens with fibre bridging.
journal article 2018
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Yao, L. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Jones, R. (author), Kinloch, A. J. (author)
The introduction, originally in 2009, by the FAA of a ‘slow growth’ approach to the certification of polymer-matrix fibre composites has focused attention on the experimental data and the analytical tools needed to assess the growth of delaminations under cyclic-fatigue loads. Of direct relevance is the fact that fatigue tests on aircraft...
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Yao, L. (author), Cui, Hao (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Sun, Yi (author), Guo, Licheng (author)
This paper provides an investigation on thickness effects on fibre-bridged fatigue delamination growth (FDG) in composite laminates. A modified Paris relation was employed to interpret experimental fatigue data. The results clearly demonstrated that both thickness and fibre bridging had negligible effects on FDG behaviors. Both energy...
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van Kuijk, J.J.A. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper discusses the appropriateness of crack length as a reference dimension for fatigue damage. Current discussion on short crack versus long crack data is still divided between various approaches to model small crack growth. A proper physical explanation of the probable cause of the apparent differences between short crack and long...
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Quan, H. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Plastic energy dissipation is inevitable during fatigue crack growth. There have been previous attempts reported in literature to correlate the plastic dissipated energy (dW/dN) to fatigue crack growth rate (da/dN). However, at a given dW/dN, the da/dN changes with the ratio of minimum and maximum loads, known as the stress ratio. This paper...
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Amaral, L. (author), Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In an attempt to understand quasi-static delamination growth under mixed mode loading conditions from a physics-based perspective, this work first evaluated cracking in isotropic materials. The critical Strain Energy Density (SED) approach is adopted, because physically the onset of crack growth is expected to occur when the energy available...
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