Manual on Experimental Methods for Mechanical Testing of Composites

  • Richard L. Pendleton
  • Mark E. Tuttle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Richard L. Pendleton
    Pages 1-4
  3. Charles W. Bert
    Pages 5-10
  4. Charles W. Bert
    Pages 11-16
  5. M. E. Tuttle
    Pages 17-26
  6. Charles W. Bert
    Pages 53-55
  7. V. J. Parks
    Pages 57-65
  8. Daniel Post
    Pages 67-80
  9. R. A. Kline
    Pages 105-113
  10. R. Van Daele, I. Verpoest, P. De Meester
    Pages 115-127
  11. Edmund G. Henneke II
    Pages 129-137
  12. C. E. Bakis, K. L. Reifsnider
    Pages 139-146
  13. Charles E. Harris
    Pages 147-149
  14. Alton L. Highsmith
    Pages 165-169

About this book


References Liquid-metal strain gages can be fabricated in either single- or delta-rosette configurations. Their main advantages are their low stiffness (essential for 1. Beatty, M.F. and Chewning, S. W., "Numerical Analysis of the Reinforcement Effect of a Strain Gage Applied to a Soft use on composites with soft, elastomeric matrices) Material," Int. J. Eng. Sci., 17, 907-915 (1979). and high elongation (at least 50 percent). Their prin­ 2. Pugin, V.A., "Electrical Strain Gauges for Measuring Large cipal disadvantages are a short shelf life and a Deformations," Soviet Rubber Industry, 19 (1), 23-26 (1960). nonlinear calibration curve. 3. Janssen, M.L. and Walter, J.D., "Rubber Strain Measurements in Bias, Belted Bias and Radial Ply Tires," J. Coated Fibrous Mat., 1, 102-117 (1971). 4. Patel, H.P., Turner, J.L., and Walter, J.D., "Radial Tire Cord-Rubber Composite," Rubber Chem. and Tech., 49, Acknowledgments 1095-1110 (1976). 5. Stone, J.E., Madsen, N.H., Milton, J.L., Swinson, W.F., and Turner, J.L., "Developments in the Design and Use of Liquid-Metal Strain Gages," EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, 23, The author acknowledges helpful suggestions by 129-139 (1983). Dr. Joseph D. Walter of Firestone Central Research 6. Whitney, R.J., "The Measurement of Volume Changes in Human Limbs, " J. Physiology, 121, 1-27 (1953).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Pendleton
    • 1
  • Mark E. Tuttle
    • 2
  1. 1.South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA
  2. 2.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7000-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1129-1
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