Accession Number:

AD0686902

Title:

LOAD TRANSFER FROM BROKEN FIBRES IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

High modulus R.A.E. carbon fibers were placed in a resin matrix on an aluminumbacking and strained. The behavior near breaks in the fibers was examined. Ifthe interface was weak the broken fiber ends slid back in their holes in theresin and the load in the fiber was transferred by friction at the interfaceover a distance of about 1.2 mm. If the interface was strong, the load wastransferred from broken fibers mainly elastically over a distance of about130 micrometers. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE