Bearing Strength of Pin-Connected Polymer Composites Subjected to Dynamic Loading

Yılmaz T., Sınmazçelik T.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, vol.31, no.1, pp.25-31, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pc.20843
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-31
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, static load bearing strength of pin-connected carbon fiber-reinforcod polyphenylenesulphide (PPS) composites that have [(0 degrees/90 degrees)](3s) stacking sequence was investigated. Firstly, the samples were loaded dynamically, and then the same samples were loaded statically. The results obtained from this sequential experiment were compared with the results obtained from samples that were loaded only statically. In addition, the fatigue life and failure mechanisms were investigated with respect to the selection of the geometrical parameters. Dynamic and static loading experiments were performed according to the ASTM STP 749 and ASTM D953 standards, respectively. To obtain optimum load bearing values, the ratio of distance between the edge and hole center to hole diameter (E/D) and ratio of sample width to hole diameter (W/D) has been systematically changed. According to the experimental results, maximum load bearing values have been obtained when E/D ratio was equal to 2. POLYM. COMPOS., 31:25-31, 2010. (C) 2009 Society of Plastics Engineers