Accession Number:

ADA170927

Title:

Environmental Effects on the Static and Fatigue Strength of Graphite/Epoxy Structures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

With the increasing use of graphiteepoxy composites in aircraft primary structures to achieve weight and cost savings, the long term integrity of such structures is a matter of concern. In comparison with metals, it is known that the aerospace environment of temperature and moisture has a degrading influence on composites. This paper reviews the environmental effects on the static strength and fatigue life of graphiteepoxy composites.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE