Accession Number : AD0763708

Title :   Computer-Aided Mechanical Testing of Composites.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 70-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Wu,E. M. ; Jerina,K. L.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The report describes the development of a testing system using small real-time computers for characterizing the mechanical properties of composites. Specifically, major system requirements for the deformation and strength properties of anisotropic composites are discussed. Motion pictures are used to view the fracture of the thin-walled graphite/epoxy composite to confirm the computer analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, TEST METHODS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, EPOXY RESINS, CARBON FIBERS, ANISOTROPY, REAL TIME

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE