Accession Number : ADA330037

Title :   Composite Failure Analysis Handbook Update 1

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA MATERIALS PROCESSES AND PHYSICS TE CHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Walker, Gregory M.

PDF Url : ADA330037

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 264

Abstract : This report supplements the data and analyses provided in the previously released 'Composite Failure Analysis Handbook,' WL-TR-91-4032/DOT/FAA/CT-91/23. It contains fractograhic data from failed composite test specimens as well as ease histories of failed composite structure. Fractographic data from statically loaded test specimens are presented for carbon/epoxy (AS4/3501-6), carbon/ pseudothermoplastic (AS4/KIII), carbon/polyimide (AS4/PMR-15), carbon/thermoplastic (AS4/PEEK), carbon/bismaleimide (AS4/MR-54-4), and carbon and glass low-temperature curing epoxy, (HTA 5131-12K/Rutapox L-20/SL and EC 9-756/K43/Rutapox L-20/SL) materials. Fractographic data are presented for translaminar and interlaminar carbon/resin laminate fatigue specimens, as well as for several failure modes in composite skin nomex honeycomb core specimens. Three failure investigations, including two composite honeycomb structures and one carbon/epoxy laminate structure, are also documented.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *HANDBOOKS, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, FRACTOGRAPHY, CASE STUDIES, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), JOINTS, ADHESIVE BONDING, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, POLYIMIDE RESINS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE