Accession Number : ADP005007

Title :   Damage Tolerance Assessment Procedures for Composite Materials and Components,

Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Carlyle,J. D. ; Adler,W. F.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The effect of localized impact damage on the general reliability of composite constructions is of concern in a variety of contexts. The advantages of using instrumented impact test procedures and enhanced data acquisition techniques to quantify the level of damage are illustrated for some specific applications. Using this approach the extent of the damage can then be characterized for controlled and reproducible impact conditions. The procedures outlined and the flexibility they offer in imparting damage to materials or components provide the basis for a constructive damage tolerance methodology.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *TOLERANCES(MECHANICS), *DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, IMPACT STRENGTH, IMPACT TESTS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, PRESSURE VESSELS, ROCKET ENGINE CASES, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE