Accession Number : ADA019537

Title :   Theoretical and Experimental Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 70-30 Jun 75,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Hegemier,G. A. ; Ellis,A. T.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : AF-AFOSR Grant 70-1957 was concerned with the prediction of stress, deformation, and failure modes in advanced composite materials subject to severe dynamic environmental conditions resulting from mechanical, thermal, and radiative sources. This report summarizes the results of a five-year theoretical/experimental study of wave propagation and failure mechanism in composite materials.

Descriptors :   *Reinforced plastics, *Composite materials, *Viscoelasticity, Mechanical properties, Thermal properties, Wave propagation, Laminates, Fiber reinforced composites, Forecasting, Mathematical models, Computer applications, Failure(Mechanics)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE