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Prediction of notched strength for cylindrical composites pipes under tensile loading conditions

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In this paper, an experimental study has been performed on thick, ±55° filament wound glass/epoxy tubes using quasi-static tests to examine their offshore applications. A new design for the experimental test is developed in which the end tabs and fixture system are made in a way that the stress concentration at the edges of the composite pipe can be reduced. Split disk uniaxial tensile test has been performed on composite pipes with 86 mm of the internal diameter and the thickness of 6.2 mm, in order to evaluate the mechanical properties and to quantify the effect of geometric non-linearities. These pipes can be subjected to different phenomena which can result in introducing a defect in the structure. Two types of pipe specimens are tested which include the composite with notch and the other without notches. The objective of the using a notched specimen is to examine the evolution of the damage and to study the mechanical properties as a function of this damage. The experimental results are described as the influence of the number and the size of notches on the mechanical behavior. These results have shown that the yield stress decreases and yield strain increase with increasing of the notch size and number. The evolution of damage showed that the presence of notches plays an unfavorable role in the integrity of the structure.
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hal-01834485 , version 1 (10-07-2018)

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Hamza Ben Yahia, Mostapha Tarfaoui, Ahmed El Moumen, D. Ouinas. Prediction of notched strength for cylindrical composites pipes under tensile loading conditions. Composites Part B: Engineering, 2018, 150, pp.104 - 114. ⟨10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.05.051⟩. ⟨hal-01834485⟩
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