Accession Number:

AD0705639

Title:

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Properties of composite materials can be varied through control of fiber orientation and concentration. This control of properties permits the tailoring of materials make-up to more efficiently match special requirements for specific applications. Rational methods have been developed to explain and predict the behavior of composite systems in terms of their materials make-up so that this control of material properties can be more fully exploited. The fundamental concepts of the models employed for this purpose are reviewed. The direct contribution of the resin phase to the longitudinal modulus and tensile strength is negligible. Secondary effects associated with the resin phase can detract from the potential tensile strength of the system. Current models indicate that the resin phase controls the compressive strength, transverse moduli, and shear moduli of composites. Author, modified-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE