Accession Number : ADA261714


Title :   Thermally Induced Stresses in a Composite Exposed to Fire


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Faxlanger, Jr, Edward A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261714.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This thesis investigates the behavior of graphite/epoxy composites subjected to fire as may occur on the decks of naval aircraft carriers. The analytical model consists of two parts: one for the determination of the temperature field within the composite due to a fire, and the other for determining the stresses within the composite due to the temperature field. Both problems are provided one-dimensional finite element models. Appropriate failure criteria are incorporated to predict the survivability of composites in various fire environments. Parametric studies were performed and the results are presented in both graphical and tabular form.


Descriptors :   *STRESSES , *THERMAL PROPERTIES , *GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES , *FIRES , TEMPERATURE , ENVIRONMENTS , SURVIVABILITY , MODELS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , ONE DIMENSIONAL , FAILURE , THESES , GRAPHITE , COMBUSTION


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Safety Engineering
      Mechanics
      Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE