Engineering properties of CFRP laminate under high strain rates

Alaa Al-Mosawe, Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Xiao-Ling Zhao

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This paper presents the results of experimental investigations of the tensile properties of different types of CFRP plates. Coupon specimens of low, normal and ultra-high modulus CFRP plates were prepared and tested under tensile loading. Four different strain rates were used, including one low strain rate and three high strain rates. Two methods of capturing strain were used: image correlation photogrammetry and foil strain gauges. The results showed a significant increase in the tensile strength, ultimate strain and elastic modulus for coupons under high strain rates. The CFRP coupons were prepared and tested in accordance with the ASTM3039-08 standards. Finite element analysis was performed and the results agreed very well with the experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalComposite Structures
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2017


  • CFRP plates
  • CFRP tensile strength
  • High strain rate
  • Mechanical properties

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