The Use of Tubular Test Specimens for Material Characterisation of Fibre Reinforced Plastics.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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A review has been made of theoretical studies on the use of tubular specimens to characterise fiber reinforced plastic materials. The results of a shell theory analysis of tubular carbon fiber reinforced plastics CFRP are presented. These show that CFRP tubes yield uniform stress distributions in the center of the specimen and so may be used to characterise the material. In particular tubes produced with axially oriented and hoop-wound fibers give a very uniform stress distribution and can be used for combined loading experiments.
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