Composite Specimen Design Analysis. Volume 2. Experimental Efforts
Final rept. 12 Jun 1987-30 Jun 1990
MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA
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This composite material test methods investigation involved the performance of seventeen different types of mechanical tests, all of which fell into one of five primary categories axial tension, axial compression, in-plane shear, interlaminar shear, or combined shear stress. All test specimens were fabricated from Hercules AS43501-6 carbonepoxy prepreg tape. In most cases, several different laminate configurations were tested using each method. The influence of potentially important test parameters such as specimen dimensions, ply angles, etc., on the results of a particular test was determined by testing specimens of slightly different configurations while maintaining while maintaining the same basic methodology. It was therefore possible to compare results from a basic test method with those from a slight variation of the same method, as well as with other basic methods from within the same primary category.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods