PhD (IGS) Batch 2013
|Research Topic: Effect of layer waviness on failure of unidirectional GFRP: Failure analysis and experimental validation
Research Summary: Waviness is one of the manufacturing defect which effect mostly on the unidirectional laid laminates. Since main reinforcing part of blades such as spar caps are made up of unidirectional fibers the waviness in fiber causes reduction in both strength and life expectancy of the blade. So it is important that to study how this waviness defects affects the failure behaviour of unidirectional fibers during compression.