Accession Number:

ADA305815

Title:

Strength Criteria for Composite Materials (A Literature Survey)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCITRAN SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Literature concerning strength failure criteria for composite materials is reviewed with emphasis on phenomenological failure criteria. These criteria are primarily intended to give a good estimation of the safety margin with respect to failure for arbitrary multiaxial stress states. The failure criteria do not indicate the types of fracture that will occur in the material. The collection of failure criteria is evaluated for applicability for the glass reinforced plastics used in mine detectors. Material tests necessary to determine the parameters in the failure criteria are discussed. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE