Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 427–438, 2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 427–438, 2018

Research article 20 Jun 2018

Research article | 20 Jun 2018

Effects of moisture absorption on damage progression and strength of unidirectional and cross-ply fiberglass–epoxy composites

Jake D. Nunemaker et al.


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AR by David Miller on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 May 2018) by Lars Pilgaard Mikkelsen
ED: Publish as is (15 May 2018) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
Short summary
This paper presents an experimental investigation of the tensile strength of fiberglass–epoxy composites before and after water saturation. The strengths of [0], [90], and [0/90] layups all show a drop in tensile strength. However, investigation of the data, damaged coupons, and acoustic emission events illustrates a change in the mechanism governing final failure between the dry and saturated coupons. This illustrates the complexity of strength prediction of multiple layups after saturation.