Stefan Sieberer, Martin Schagerl,
"Correction factors for in-plane shear strength and stiffness testing of flat angle-ply composite laminates with high Poisson?s ratios"
, in Polymers and Polymer Composites, 2022
Correction factors for in-plane shear strength and stiffness testing of flat angle-ply composite laminates with high Poisson?s ratios
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In this paper, a method to obtain correction factors for in-plane shear properties in fibre-reinforced polymers with high Poisson?s ratio under biaxial load conditions and at high loads is presented. Experimental testing shows the deviations from classical laminate theory for such cases. The transverse deformation ratio is a general form of Poisson?s ratio and, for a ±45° angle-ply laminate, increases with strain. This effect is shown to exist for long and short test specimens, where significant biaxiality in the stress state is present. Reasons for this include fibre rotation at higher loads in tensile load conditions, and matrix plasticity and damage initiation. Test results show that the expanded formulas compensate errors in shear strength calculation of angle-ply laminates which arise from using nominal parameters with standard formulas. The results are also applicable to structures under biaxial load and when transverse contraction is inhibited, e.g. in shear panels. Further potential uses are in the presence of high shear strains and to detect the onset of damage under shear loading.