Accession Number : ADA194469

Title :   Effects of Applied Stress and Temperature on the Nonlinear Elastic Properties of Graphite Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 86-28 Feb 87,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Arsenovic, Petar ; Jiang, Hao ; Eby, Ronald K ; Liu, John M

PDF Url : ADA194469

Report Date : 01 Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The nonlinear elastic behavior of a series of pitch-based graphite fiber bundles was determined by using a new measurement method that uses laser-generated ultrasound over ranges of temperature and static tensile stress. From these data, plots are presented of the Young's modulus versus stress and temperature. The modulus increases with static tensile stress and decreases with temperature. These results are important for characterizing the elastic behavior of composites in which these fibers are used. Some possible mechanisms for explaining the observed effects are discussed.

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *ELASTIC PROPERTIES, *GRAPHITE, *TENSILE STRESS, *THERMAL STRESSES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MEASUREMENT, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, STRESSES, ULTRASONIC TESTS, LASER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE