Laboratory Development and Tensile Testing of Graphite/Glass/Epoxy Hybrid Composite Materials.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Most advanced composite materials in use today consist of a single type of reinforcing fiber embedded in a matrix. There are possible advantages, however, in a system which used multiple types of reinforcing fibers. Such a material is called a hybrid or mixed modulus composite. This thesis describes the establishment of a composites laboratory facility at the Naval Postgraduate School and the development of manufacturing techniques to produce high-quality hybrid composite specimens for testing. Glassgraphiteepoxy hybrid specimens manufactured in this laboratory were tested to determine the dependence of material properties on the relative orientations of the fibers. Results of the test program were compared with predictions made using classical laminate theory. Author
- Laminates and Composite Materials