Accession Number : AD0694520

Title :   SPECIMEN PREPARATION AND PRELIMINARY RESULTS IN THE STUDY OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FIBER REINFORCED MATERIAL.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Jan-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : TECHNION - ISRAEL INST OF TECH HAIFA MATERIAL MECHANICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lifshitz,Jacob M.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : Unidirectional glass/epoxy composite was manufactured and tested to determine effective complex moduli over a time range of about 10 decades and 5 temperatures ranging from 75F to 266F. In the quasi static range only the extensional modulus was determined and in the audio frequency range both extensional and axial shear moduli were obtained. The complex moduli of the epoxy matrix was also determined over the temperature and time range employed in this investigation. The composite extensional modulus was shown to be effectively time and temperature independent. The results were compared to analytical predictions of the moduli. Creep and stress relaxation of the composite material was shown to result in a delayed fracture and this phenomenon was attributed to the viscoelastic properties of the epoxy matrix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, GLASS TEXTILES), MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, VISCOELASTICITY, DAMPING, CREEP, EPOXY RESINS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ISRAEL

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE