Accession Number : ADA304526

Title :   Correlations for the Fracture of Composite Materials,

Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wells, J. K. ; Beaumont, P. W.

PDF Url : ADA304526

Report Date : JUL 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A number of existing theories for both the notched and unnotched strength of fibre composite materials are discussed. These are compared with a large body of existing data which is presented in the form of 'master plots'. These plots show the similarity of behavior of carbon, glass and Kevlar laminates of a variety of constructions, and also identify two distinct failure regimes.

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, TENSILE STRENGTH, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, STRESS ANALYSIS, LAMINATES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, MATRIX MATERIALS, CARBON, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), CORRELATION, CRACK PROPAGATION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), GREAT BRITAIN, NOTCH TOUGHNESS, STRESS CONCENTRATION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE