Accession Number : ADA138040

Title :   An Investigation of Some Basic Properties of Hybrid Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 80-31 Oct 83,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Chou,T W

PDF Url : ADA138040

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : During the three years of this contract period, significant research results in hybrid composite materials have been accomplished in the areas of material fabrication, test method development, theoretical analyses of the stiffness and strength properties, as well as modelling the behavior of fabric composites. Altogether, seventeen technical papers have been published as a result of the research work. Some fundamental understandings of the mechanical behavior of hybrid composites have been achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Fiber reinforced composites, *Mechanical properties, Hybrid systems, Stress concentration, Failure(Mechanics), Cracking(Fracturing), Stress strain relations, Elastic properties, Numerical analysis, Mathematical prediction, Strength(Mechanics)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE