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In this paper we derive the field of displacements and strains for thin-walled open composite beams with composite laminated material including in their kinematics flexural and torsional shear deformations effects. The equilibrium equations are defined through the variational formulation [...]

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A general constitutive model adequate for analysis of the thermomechanical response of composite materials is presented. The model is based on the mixture of the basic substances of the [...]

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Fibre reinforced polymers are important materials used in aviation due to their excellent specific properties enabling the reduction of fuel consumption. For example, carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resins are used in fuselage and wing structures. Glass fibre reinforced phenolic resins [...]

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Today’s merchant and passenger vessels are complex structures that operate in harsh environments with respect to static and cyclic loads and corrosion. Depleting funds for fleet renewal and increasing through-life cost of maintenance and repair are the principal factors that [...]

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In this work we present a new simple linear two-noded beam element adequate for the analysis of composite laminated and sandwich beams based on the combination of classical Timoshenko beam theory and the refined zigzag kinematics proposed by Tessler ''et al.'' [[#cite-22|[22]]]. [...]

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Some composite morphologies are susceptible to loss of capacity due to the presence of interlaminar delaminations. The objective of this work is to experimentally evaluate the generation and propagation of these interlaminar cracks in a carbon-epoxy composite subjected to dynamic [...]

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The overall objective of the project was to develop a structure based entirely on polymer matrix composite materials intended for use as a sea lighthouse. This project was developed as part of the works corresponding to the North expansion of the Port of Valencia promoted by the [...]

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Epoxy adhesives films were doped by spraying an aqueous dispersion of carbon nanotubes. Sensing capability of carbon fiber reinforced composite coupons with bonded patch repairs was evaluated; several single lap shear and Mode-I fracture energy tests were conducted and their electrical [...]

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Composite materials manufactured by means of the superposition of layers and some specific morphologies, are susceptible to losing part of their resistant capacity due to the presence of delaminations between their  layers. The objective of this work is to evaluate experimentally [...]