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Understanding Crack Propagation in Composites: Mode II Fatigue Testing with ELS Configuration

In this video set up by Franscisco Monticeli from TU Delft , the team now explore Mode II fatigue testing using the End-Loaded Split (ELS) configuration, which offers several advantages for studying shear mode crack propagation under cyclic loading for composite materials.

Advantages of ELS configuration:

  • Stable crack growth: ELS provides stable crack propagation, which is essential for obtaining reliable and reproducible data.
  •  Accurate crack length estimation: This method provides an accurate analytical estimate of crack growth, reducing misinterpretation of crack tip positions.

These benefits make ELS a valuable tool for understanding material behaviour under shear fatigue conditions.

Stay tuned for a demonstration of the ELS configuration in action !