Accession Number:

ADA273561

Title:

Test Methods for Composites A Status Report. Volume 3: Shear Test Methods

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1990-May 1993

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

This document provides an evaluation of current test methods for shear 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 shear test methods can be evaluated and from which test methods which appear to give good-quality test data can be selected. Problems with the available shear test methods are also addressed as a means of providing recommendations for future research.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE