Title

An Examination of the Effect of Composite Constituent Properties on the Notched-Strength Performance of Composite Materials

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Publication Source

Composites Science and Technology

Abstract

The effect of matrix and fiber properties on the strengths and failure processes of notched, continuous-fiber composite specimens has been investigated. Bearing, open and filled hole tension and compression tests were conducted on AS-4/3501-6, IM-8/3501-6, AS-4/APC-2 and IM-8/APC-2 specimens. Failure characteristics of tested specimens were studied by fractographic techniques. Failure progression was tracked by means of incremental loading, radiography and fractographic inspection.

Inclusive pages

1405-1413

ISBN/ISSN

0266-3538

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

56

Issue

12

Peer Reviewed

yes