Fourth international workshop in the measuring strength series
Press release issued: 16 March 2022
Professors Michael Wisnom of Bristol Composite Institute, Yentl Swolfs of KU Leuven and Professor Federico Paris of the University of Seville hosted a successful online workshop on Shear Strength on 7 March.
‘’Measuring Shear Strength of composites and the factors affecting it’’ was discussed at the event which forms part of an online series where each workshop investigates measuring the strength of composite materials. This is the fourth in a series, following on from previous events on defining strength in October 2020, measuring tensile strength in March 2021 and UD Compression Strength in October 2021.
The workshop comprised of the paper presented by Federico Paris, followed by a series of short presentations and further discussion with 70 people from across the globe participating.
For those who could not attend or would like to rewatch the content, a recording of the workshop can be found on the Bristol Composite Institute YouTube channel. The PowerPoint presentations and the paper summarising the topic are available for download via the links below.
Meeting introduction – Federico Paris (University of Seville)
- How do we measure Shear Strength of composites and the factors affecting it? – Federico Paris (University of Seville)
- Optimal V-Notched Shear Testing of Composite Laminae and Laminates – Dan Adams (PDF, 1,416kB) (Wyoming Test Fixtures)
- Damage Strength and Failure in ±45° Fibre Composite Laminates in Tension Tests - John Morton (PDF, 3,483kB) (Imperial College London)
- 10° off-axis test for in-plane shear strength measurement - Fabrice Pierron (PDF, 764kB) (University of Southampton)
- In-plane shear (and multiaxial) testing with tubular specimens - Paolo A. Carraro & Marino Quaresimin (PDF, 3,043kB)(University of Padova)
- Development of S-specimen geometry integrated with DIC system to elucidate shear failure - Shankar Kalyanasundaram (PDF, 269kB) (Australian National University)
- Considerations on getting the Shear Strength in Composites - Alberto Barroso, Juan Carlos Marín & Federico París (PDF, 1,582kB) (University of Seville)
- Size Effect in Interlaminar Shear Strength and Comparison with In-plane Shear - Michael Wisnom (PDF, 296kB) (University of Bristol)
- Double Beam Shear (DBS), ISO BS Standard 19927-2018, a New Test Method for Determining Interlaminar Shear Properties of Composite Laminates - Gang Zhou (PDF, 1,154kB) (Loughborough University)