Accession Number : AD0451322


Title :   EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND RATE OF LOADING ON THE TENSILE PROPERTIES OF GLASS-REINFORCED POLYESTER,


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS


Personal Author(s) : McAbee, Elise ; Chmura, Mitchel


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : The results of an investigation of the effects of rates of loading and temperatures on the mechanical properties of glass-reinforced polyester are given in this report. Standard tensile specimens were machined from sheets of glass-cloth-reinforced polyester in both the parallel and perpendicular directions. These specimens were subjected to tensile testing over a temperature range of -60 C to + 80 C at both static and high rates. Above room temperature, a gradual curvature to failure was noted. With decrease in temperature and/or increase in rate, increases in strength, elongation, and work to produce failure were obtained. (Author)


Descriptors :   MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , GLASS TEXTILES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , LAMINATED PLASTICS , LAMINATES , TEMPERATURE , LOADS(FORCES) , LOW TEMPERATURE , FAILURE(MECHANICS)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE