Accession Number : ADA183783

Title :   Compendium of Post-Failure Analysis Techniques for Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 18 Jul 84-18 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : BOEING MILITARY AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Grove,Ray A ; Smith,Brian W

PDF Url : ADA183783

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 430

Abstract : The objective of this document is to describe the analytical and diagnostic techniques that can be used to determine the causes of failure in continuous fiber reinforced composite materials. This is a compendium of procedures which may be used as a reference manual when conducting a post-failure analysis. The major diagnostic procedures considered are fractography, materials characterization, non-destructive evaluation, and stress analysis. (Keywords: Composites; composite structure, failure analysis, fractography, graphite epoxy, stress analysis, non-destructive evaluation, materials characterization.

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *DEFECT ANALYSIS, *FAILURE(MECHANICS), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), FRACTOGRAPHY, GRAPHITE, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, STRESS ANALYSIS, TEST METHODS, TABLES(DATA), CARBON REINFORCED COMPOSITES, EPOXY RESINS, MATRIX MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE