Accession Number:

ADA167714

Title:

Experimental Procedure for Lifetime Testing of Graphite Bundles under Constant Load

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

An experimental procedure is presented for lifetime testing of graphite bundles under constant load. The attributes of the experiment are expedience in implementation and a substantial accumulation of information equivalent to a large number of single filament tests. To achieve the objectives of the experiment a specially adapted Instron machine was used with a digital processcontroller. Two trial experiments were conducted using Hercules high strength graphite. The preliminary results are presented and the effects of inter-fiber friction evaluated. Keywords Composite, Creep rupture Viscoelastic deformation, Fiber life.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE