Accession Number : AD0692776

Title :   ANALYTICAL STUDY OF HUGONIOT IN UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 68-Apr 69,

Corporate Author : DREXEL INST OF TECH PHILADELPHIA PA WAVE PROPAGATION RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Tsou,F. K. ; Chou,Pei Chi

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A theory based on flow across a selected control volume is developed to predict the Hugoniot of a shock moving along the longitudinal direction of a unidirectional fiber reinforced composite. From this theory the Hugoniot of a composite may be calculated from the equations of state of its constituents. The shear force along the matrix-fiber interface can also be computed. A sample calculation using polyethylene as matrix and beryllium as fiber has been made. The calculated shock Hugoniot is not far from linear. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, SHEAR STRESSES), (*SHOCK WAVES, REINFORCED PLASTICS), (*FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, *SHEAR STRESSES), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, BERYLLIUM, HEAT TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE