Accession Number : AD0777577

Title :   Experiments on Pulse Propagation in an Obliquely Laminated Composite.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Sve,Charles ; Okubo,Seichi

Report Date : 31 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Experimental results are presented for the linear elastic dynamic response of periodically laminated composites. A shock tube-capacitive transducer technique is used to determine the rear surface velocity history of three laminated samples that have different lamination angles and are subjected to a step pressure loading. Viscosity effects are discussed, and comparisons are made with predictions based on previous theoretical work. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Laminates, Shock tubes, Loads(Forces), Sandwich construction, Aluminum alloys, Plastics, Steel, Stresses

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE