Accession Number : AD0759153

Title :   Response of Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Specimens to High Rates of Tensile Loading.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 71-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y

Personal Author(s) : Armenakas,A. F. ; Sciammarella,C. A.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The objective of this investigation is to establish experimentally the mechanical properties, and the mode of failure of glass fiber-reinforced epoxy plates subjected to high rates of strain (30,000 in/in/min), in the direction of the fibers, on a specially designed impact loading machine propelled by explosives. The results are correlated with those obtained by testing glass, fiber- reinforced epoxy plates subjected to various low rates of strain (0.0265 in/in/min, 0.66 in/in/min and 26.5 in/in/min). (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, LOADS(FORCES)), EPOXY RESINS, GLASS TEXTILES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), TENSILE PROPERTIES, CRACKS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), IMPACT SHOCK

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE