Accession Number:

ADA164191

Title:

Residual-Stress Induced Damage in Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Feb 84-31 Jan 85,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION MECHANICS AND MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The main objective of this research is to evaluate the role of temperature and moisture as damage inducing agents in composites. This objective is to be achieved by subjecting composite coupons to several excursions of temperature and humidity, with variations in both amplitudes and rates, and inspecting the resulting damage. Furthermore, the formation and growth of damage are to be modelled analytically in order to relate them to material properties and ambient environmental conditions. Keywords Air Force research computations residual stresses.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE