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Journal of Composites
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 695862, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/695862
Research Article

Internal-Notched Flexure Test for Measurement of Mode II Delamination Resistance of Fibre-Reinforced Polymers

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G8
2Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G7

Received 8 July 2013; Accepted 21 November 2013

Academic Editor: Baozhong Sun

Copyright © 2013 Chengye Fan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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