Accession Number : ADA186943

Title :   Effect of Post-Cure Heat-Treatment on Static and Fatigue Behaviour of XAS-914C Carbon Fibre Composite.

Descriptive Note : Structures technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : VAN Blaricum, T J ; Clark, G

PDF Url : ADA186943

Report Date : 17 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : XAS-914C carbon fibre composite requires a post cure heat treatment cycle to complete polymer cross linking in the epoxy matrix material. The effect of omitting the post cure cycle on the fatigue performance of 56 ply laminate containing impact damage and on the static compressive strength of the same laminate was investigated. Keywords: Delamination impact damage, Residual strength fatigue, Graphite epoxy composites.

Descriptors :   *EPOXY COMPOSITES, *GRAPHITED MATERIALS, *CARBON REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *HEAT TREATMENT, *STATIC STABILITY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, CURING, CYCLES, DAMAGE, IMPACT, MATRIX MATERIALS, RESIDUALS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), REINFORCED PLASTICS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), IMPACT STRENGTH, PEEL STRENGTH, LAMINATES, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE