Accession Number : AD0783860

Title :   Laboratory Development and Tensile Testing of Graphite/Glass/Epoxy Hybrid Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Linnander,Robert James

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : Most advanced composite materials in use today consist of a single type of reinforcing fiber embedded in a matrix. There are possible advantages, however, in a system which used multiple types of reinforcing fibers. Such a material is called a 'hybrid' or 'mixed modulus' composite. This thesis describes the establishment of a composites laboratory facility at the Naval Postgraduate School and the development of manufacturing techniques to produce high-quality hybrid composite specimens for testing. Glass/graphite/epoxy hybrid specimens manufactured in this laboratory were tested to determine the dependence of material properties on the relative orientations of the fibers. Results of the test program were compared with predictions made using classical laminate theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber reinforced composites, Epoxy compounds, Epoxy resins, Matrix materials, Composite materials, Carbon fibers, Graphite, Fiberglass, Manufacturing, Theses

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE