Accession Number:

AD0848751

Title:

The Effect of Aspect Ratio on the Fatigue Life of Short Boron Fiber Reinforced Composites,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO

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Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The flexural fatigue characteristics of boron fiber reinforced epoxy plastics were shown to be strongly dependent on the aspect ratio of the reinforcing fibers. These composites were evaluated in a stiffness limited, constant maximum stress mode. The failure mechanism was found to be a combination of interfacial failure and brittle rupture of the matrix at 45 degrees to the axis of the fibers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE