Accession Number : ADA305259

Title :   Properties of SMC Composites.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK CENTER FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Personal Author(s) : Taggart, D. G. ; Pipes, R. B. ; Blake, R. A. ; Gillespie, J. W., Jr. ; Prabhakaran, R.

PDF Url : ADA305259

Report Date : 01 FEB 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : The mechanical properties of five glass fiber sheet molding compounds are investigated in this research program. The materials studied are SMC-25, SMC-3O, SMC-65, SMC-C20/R3o and XMC-3. The specific properties include the tensile, compressive and shear response, as well as the strain rate sensitivity, impact resistance, notch sensitivity, statistical strength properties and bolted joint characteristics. A discussion of experimental test methods includes an evaluation of three shear test methods and a description of non-destructive inspection techniques. The mechanical properties of five glass fiber sheet molding compounds are investigated in this research program. The materials studied are SMC-25, SMC-3O, SMC-65, sMC-C20/R3o and XMC-3. The specific properties include the tensile, compressive and shear response, as well as the strain rate sensitivity, impact resistance, notch sensitivity, statistical strength properties and bolted joint characteristics. A discussion of experimental test methods includes an evaluation of three shear test methods and a description of non-destructive inspection techniques. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *GLASS FIBERS, *MOLDING MATERIALS, *POLYESTER FIBERS, SHEAR PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, IMPACT TESTS, STIFFNESS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), STRAIN RATE, IMPACT STRENGTH, HOLES(OPENINGS), STANDARD DEVIATION, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, NOTCH SENSITIVITY, BOLTED JOINTS.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE