Accession Number : ADA305815

Title :   Strength Criteria for Composite Materials (A Literature Survey)

Corporate Author : SCITRAN SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : Roode, F.

PDF Url : ADA305815

Report Date : DEC 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Literature concerning strength (failure) criteria for composite materials is reviewed with emphasis on phenomenological failure criteria. These criteria are primarily intended to give a good estimation of the safety margin with respect to failure for arbitrary multiaxial stress states. The failure criteria do not indicate the types of fracture that will occur in the material. The collection of failure criteria is evaluated for applicability for the glass reinforced plastics used in mine detectors. Material tests necessary to determine the parameters in the failure criteria are discussed. (MM)

Descriptors :   *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, STRESS ANALYSIS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, NETHERLANDS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DEFORMATION, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), MICROMECHANICS, MARGIN OF SAFETY, MINE DETECTORS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE