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Jiménez-Peña, Carlos (author), Goulas, K. (author), Preußner, Johannes (author), Debruyne, Dimitri (author)
High-strength low-alloy steels (HSLA) are gaining popularity in structural applications in which weight reduction is of interest, such as heavy duty machinery, bridges, and offshore structures. Since the fatigue behavior of welds appears to be almost independent of the base material and displays little improvement when more resistant steel...
journal article 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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Plat-Robain, M. (author)
Hypnosis has already been used in very long flights by Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Solar Impulse pilots, to manage fatigue and rest periods. It is also used by navigators like Armel Le Cléac’h during solo races. For this reason we consider it is worth to look at such technics to cope with the constraints of long flights. A study was done in...
conference paper 2019
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Jing, R. (author), Varveri, A. (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Erkens, S.M.J.G. (author)
Bitumen ageing has a significant impact on the mechanical performance of asphalt concrete. This study utilises dynamic mechanical tests (frequency sweep, fatigue, and relaxation) to investigate the effect of ageing on the viscoelastic characteristics of bitumen. As ageing progressed, a shift of the Black diagrams curves towards lower phase...
journal article 2019
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Sauvage, L.L.F. (author), Wei, W. (author), Martinez, M.J. (author)
Pastel paintings are one of the most fragile types of objects of art. When handling loan requests, conservators lack scientific data to assess the risk for damage in transport, and thus for making decisions whether they can be transported. A research project was initiated in 2014 to investigate the effect of vibrations on the condition of pastel...
journal article 2018
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Davila, C.G. (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The fatigue life and damage tolerance of composite stiffened panels with indentation damage are investigated experimentally using single-stringer compression specimens. The indentation damage was induced to one of the two flanges of the stringer of every panel. The advantages of indentation compared to impact are the simplicity of application...
journal article 2018
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Bisagni, C. (author), Furfari, Domenico (author), Pacchione, Marco (author)
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the behaviour of co-bonded carbon fibre reinforced plastics joints with a novel design incorporating a through the thickness local reinforcement. Different specimens were manufactured to investigate static and fatigue behaviour, as well as delamination size after impact and damage...
journal article 2018
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Gan, Y. (author), Zhang, H. (author), Šavija, B. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
Cement paste is the main binding component in concrete and thus its fundamental properties are of great significance for understanding the fracture behaviour as well as the ageing process of concrete. One major aim of this paper is to characterize the micromechanical properties of cement paste with the aid of a nanoindenter. Besides, this paper...
journal article 2018
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Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Sinke, J. (author)
The aim of this research is to analyse the failure of a Fiber Metal Laminate (FML) skin adhesively bonded to a Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) stiffener, under quasi-static loading at different environmental temperatures (−55 °C, Room Temperature RT and +100 °C) and under fatigue loading at RT. This bonded joint was tested using...
journal article 2017
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Lahuerta Calahorra, F. (author)
Thick Laminates (above 6mm) are increasingly present in large composites structures such as wind turbine blades. Designs are based on static and fatigue coupon tests performed on 1-4mm thin laminates. However, a thickness effect has been observed in limited available experimental data. For this reason standard experimental data cannot...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Eleftheroglou, N. (author), Zarouchas, D. (author), Loutas, T. (author)
This study focused on the in-situ fatigue damage assessment of open-hole carbon/epoxy coupons using Acoustic Emission (AE) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques. Constant amplitude fatigue tests were performed and the main objective was to investigate the damage process, the degradation process of the fatigue modules and to identify...
conference paper 2016
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Loutas, T. (author), Eleftheroglou, N. (author)
The procedure of damage accumulation in composite materials, especially during fatigue loading, is a complex phenomenon which depends on a number of parameters such as ply orientation, material properties, geometrical non-linearities etc. Towards condition based health monitoring and decision making, the need not only for diagnostic but also for...
abstract 2016
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Davila, CG (author), Bisagni, C. (author)
The fatigue life of composite stiffened panels with indentation damage was investigated experimentally using single stringer compression specimens. Indentation damage was induced on one of the two flanges of the stringer. The experiments were conducted using advanced instrumentation, including digital image correlation, passive thermography, and...
conference paper 2016
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Latifi, M. (author), Van der Meer, F.P. (author), Sluys, L.J. (author)
This paper presents a new damage model for simulating fatigue-driven delamination in composite laminates. This model is developed based on the Thick Level Set approach (TLS) and provides a favorable link between damage mechanics and fracture mechanics through the non-local evaluation of the energy release rate. Previously, this approach has been...
conference paper 2015
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Yao, L. (author)
Advanced composite materials have been commonly used in aerospace engineering, because of their good mechanical properties and attractive potential for creating lightweight structures. Susceptibility to delamination is one of the most important issues in the applications of these materials. This disadvantage can prohibit the application of...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Den Besten, J.H. (author)
Crew transfers, surveillance duties and {security, rescue, interception} operations at sea typically require high-speed craft. Aluminium is quite often selected as hull structure material because of its weight save potential in comparison to steel. The fatigue strength, however, may become a point of concern because of the decreased Young’s...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Bürger, D.B. (author)
Aerospace structures have been long dealing with the safety versus weight issue. Lighter airplanes are cheaper to operate, however, they may face a safety issue because of the reduced fatigue life. Consequently, a heavier/safer structure is designed. Adhesive bonding is a joining technique that offers potential for improvement in the fatigue...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Mohajeri, M. (author)
Hot mix asphalt recycling has become common practice all over the world since the 1970s because of the crisis in oil prices. In the Netherlands, hot recycling has advanced to such an extent that in most of the mixtures more than 50% of reclaimed asphalt (RA) is allowed. These mixtures with such a high RA content are produced in a batch plant to...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Liu, X. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author), Li, J. (author), Scarpas, T. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
In order to adequately characterize the fatigue response of the various membranes with surrounding multilayer surfacing layers on orthotropic steel decks and collect the necessary parameters for FE modeling, the details of the cyclic Membrane Adhesion Tester (MAT) are introduced. The fatigue damage in membrane interface is related to the amount...
conference paper 2015
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Veerman, R.P. (author), Koenders, E.A.B. (author)
De-icing salts, used on roads in heavy winters, may enter reinforced concrete (RC) structures via its capillary pore system or via cracks, initiating reinforcement corrosion and reducing its remaining service-life. Vehicles passing real bridges exert a dynamic impact action that might activate a fatigue failure mechanism. In order to generate...
conference paper 2014
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