Accession Number:

ADA273522

Title:

Test Methods for Composites: A Status Report. Volume 2. Compression Test Methods

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 90-May 93,

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

231.0

Abstract:

This document embodies the results of an evaluation of current test methods for compression properties of composite materials consisting of high modules, high strength fibers in organic matrix materials. Mechanical testing is an important step in the building block approach to design of composite aircraft structures. The document provides a source of information by which the current compression test methods for advanced composites can be evaluated and from which test methods which appear to give good-quality test data can be selected. Problems with the available compression test methods are also addressed as a means of providing recommendations for future research. Fiber reinforced materials, Fibrous composites, Graphite epoxy, Glass epoxy, Mechanical Testing, Tension testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE