Effect of Laminate Properties on the Failure of Cross Arm Structure under Multi-Axial Load

D. Mohamad, A. Syamsir, S. Beddu, N. L.M. Kamal, M. M. Zainoodin, M. F. Razali, A. Abas, S. A.H.A. Seman, F. C. Ng

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This study investigated the influence of laminate properties toward the collapse of composite cross arm structure under multi-axial quasi-static loading. A three-dimensional finite-element model of a cross arm was developed and integrated with Hashin's failure subroutine to predict the inter-laminar damages of the composite upon its application. The mechanical deformation and failure of the composite structure were evaluated over three laminate properties. This investigation revealed that variation in laminates properties yielded different structural deflection and laminate damages. The cross arm with a greater young modulus and ultimate stresses (laminate B) experienced a single failure mode of fiber buckling in compression at deflection of 0.082 m. For the given multi-axial load, the laminate configuration and properties considered in this study failed to prevent the failure of the cross arm.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012029
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019
EventInternational Conference on Recent Advances on Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing 2018, ICRAIEM 2018 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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