Accession Number : AD0733747

Title :   Survey of the Literature on Strength Characterization of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Francis,P. H. ; Ko,W. L.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : An interpretative review of the recent technical literature is presented in the areas of characterization and failure phenomena in fiber reinforced composite materials. Following a brief introduction, Section II reviews the material characterization problem within the context of linear anistropic and nonlinear viscoelastic theory. Section III presents a summary of failure theories in fiber reinforced composite materials, with emphasis being given to continuum and to statistical approaches. Each section is followed by a list of references, and the Appendix contains an additional 85 bibliographic references conjugate to Section III. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, ANISOTROPY, VISCOELASTICITY, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE