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The effects of winding angle on the behaviour of glass/epoxy composite tubes under multiaxial cyclic loading were investigated. The performance of such composite tubes was studied using,an indigenous automated test procedure that is compatible with the internal qualification requirements of the composite pipe manufacturers. Glass fibre reinforced epoxy (GRE) composite pipes with three winding angles, namely, [1 +/- 45 degrees](4), [+/- 55 degrees](4), and [+/- 63 degrees](4), were tested. A novel automated test rig was fabricated to accommodate five stress ratios, ranging from pure axial to pure hoop loadings. The cyclic pressure test was conducted until droplets of water were seen on the outer surface of the pipe. Failure envelopes were then constructed based on the first ply failure (FPF) points determined from the axial stress to hoop strain response at five stress ratios. Three functional failure modes, namely, tensile axial, weepage, and local leakage failures, were observed during the tests. The results indicate that each winding angle dominates a different optimum pressure loading condition, namely, [+/- 55 degrees](4) for pure hydrostatic loading, [+/- 45 degrees](4) for hoop to axial loading, and [+/- 63 degrees](4) for quad hoop to axial loading. The envelopes show a strong dependence on the stress ratio and winding angle. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Krishnan P, Majid MSA, Afendi M, Gibson AG, Marzuki HFA
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Materials & Design
Print publication date: 25/12/2015
Online publication date: 04/09/2015
Acceptance date: 31/08/2015
ISSN (print): 0261-3069
ISSN (electronic): 1873-4197
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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