MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Fatigue of Composites|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Experimental monitoring of the self-heating properties of thermoplastic composite materials during tensile and cyclic tests
ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab, F-92322, Châtillon, France
2 CETIM, 52 avenue Félix Louat, 60300 Senlis, France
3 GeM, École Centrale de Nantes, 1 rue de la Noë, 44321 Nantes, France
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
The sizing of industrial structures with a given material requires to understand completely its fatigue behaviour. Yet, the full estimation of the fatigue lifetime of a material requires time-consuming and expensive fatigue testing campaigns, and a huge number of samples. An alternative experimental procedure is based on the monitoring of the self-heating properties of the studied material. The aim is to correlate the fatigue limit with a change of the thermal behaviour of the material during the self-heating tests. The main advantage of these tests is that they need only a limited number of mechanical cycles, and require few samples to test. Ultimately, self-heating tests lead to an accelerated estimation of the fatigue behaviour. The purpose of the present paper is to validate this approach for a woven carbon/thermoplastic composite material.
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