Accession Number : ADP006812

Title :   A Review of RAE Sponsored Work on the Compressive Behaviour of Composite Materials,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM) AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Curtis, P. T.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Non-metallic Materials Division at RAE Farnborough has mounted a major programme of work to study the compressive behaviour of composite materials and seek improvements in compressive strength. This is being done by developing improved compressive test techniques, studying failure processes fractographically, investigating the effect of notches and impact damage and modelling behaviour mathematically to develop predictive capability. In this paper an overview of this work is presented, with critical results and conclusions, and references to fuller treatments are cited.

Descriptors :   *MATRIX MATERIALS, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, DAMAGE, DIVISION, IMPACT, TEST AND EVALUATION, FAILURE(MECHANICS), STRENGTH(MECHANICS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POLYMERS, BUCKLING, AEROSPACE CRAFT, REPRINTS, NATO.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Aircraft
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE