Fracture of unidirectional CFRP under short-beam test, before and after water absorption

Published: 14-04-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7ngs8h9yv9.1
Faisel Almudaihesh


Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) specimens were immersed in purified water and kept at a constant temperature of 90°C for 3, 9, 24 and 43 days. The resulting interlaminar strength was investigated through short-beam strength testing. This video clip shows the fracture behaviour for the unaged and aged specimens.