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Fracture of Fiber-Reinforced Beams due to Impact Loading
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN
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Experimental studies were made on the dynamic failure of graphite epoxy fiber reinforced beams of three different angle ply laminates. The cantilevered beam specimens were impacted with tip velocities ranging from 1 ft sec to 20 ftsec. Various aspects of the failure of the different types of beams were noted.
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