Accession Number:

ADA250520

Title:

Composite Failure Analysis Handbook. Volume 1: Program Review

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1987-31 Oct 1990

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program was to create a comprehensive handbook for use in conducting failure analysis investigations on failed composite structure. This program builds upon previous efforts as documented in the Compendium of Post-Failure Analysis Techniques for Composite Materials, AFWAL-TR-86-4137. The purpose of creating this handbook was to document the techniques, the fractographic and material property data and case history studies currently being utilized in the analysis of failed composite structure. The major tasks on this program included 1 procedural guidelines for field investigation techniques 2 an expanded fractographic data base for carbonepoxy materials tested under known conditions, 3 a fractographic data base for resin based composite materials other than carbon epoxy 4 fractographic documentation of composite material and processing defects 5 documentation of fracture characteristics in adhesive and mechanical joint failures 6 compilation of material property data for composite materials and 7 documentation of case histories recently conducted on failed composite structure. Composites Composite Structures Failure Analysis Fractography Adhesive Joints Mechanical Joints Case History Studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE