Accession Number : ADA292427

Title :   Shonan Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, 28 March 1994 (Trip Report).

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APO AP 96337-0007

Personal Author(s) : McQuay, Paul

PDF Url : ADA292427

Report Date : 04 APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A visit was made to the laboratory of Prof Tanimoto, of the Shonan Institute of Technology. Prof Tanimoto has a small, but very well equipped fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite fabrication and testing laboratory. Highlights of his recent research include utilizing polyethylene dampening interleaf films to improve the fatigue and fracture resistance in carbon fiber/epoxy composites, and characterizing the development and progression of fatigue damage in FRP composites. Impressive improvements have been made in suppressing delamination damage using very low volume fractions of the interleaf films, in various configurations. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *PLASTICS, FABRICATION, CARBON FIBERS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), FATIGUE(MECHANICS), EPOXY COMPOSITES, DELAMINATION, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE