Accession Number : ADA018178

Title :   Failure Modes of Composite Materials with Organic Matrices and their Consequences on Design.

Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Leomand,G. C.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The acceptance by designers of the use of advanced composites as engineering materials is an important step in the full realization of their potentialities in aerospace structures. An AGARD Specialists Meeting held on 7 and 8 October 1974 has as its goal the assessment of our current ability to reliably analyze the behavior of these materials under loads and to understand their mechanisms of failure. The meeting examined theoretical and experimental studies of failure mechanisms of composites and practical methods of failure prediction, factors influencing failure modes and their effects, test methods, and design methods for prevention of premature failures. The Proceedings of the Specialists Meeting are published as Conference Proceedings No.163. This Technical Evaluation Report assesses the conference.

Descriptors :   *Fatigue(Mechanics), *Fiber reinforced composites, *Reinforced plastics, Meetings, Failure(Mechanics), Loads(Forces), Predictions, Test methods, Stresses, Aircraft, NATO

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE