VAMAS Tests of Structural Materials on Aluminum Alloy and Composite Material at Cryogenic Temperatures

  • T. Ogata
  • D. Evans
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials book series (ACRE, volume 42)


A Technical Working Area 17, cryogenic structural materials, has been organized in the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS) to promote the prestandardization program on material properties tests of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite materials and alloys at liquid helium temperature. A series of international interlaboratory comparisons of both tensile and fracture toughness tests for aluminum alloy 2219 and compression and shear tests for composite material G-10CR were performed. Nine research institutes from seven nations have participated in this project. The results prove that there are few problems in cryogenic tensile tests for alloy materials. In compression and shear tests, the amount of data scatter was identified and further experiments are planned. This paper presents the program details and interim results of round robin tests.


Compressive Strength Aluminum Alloy Fracture Toughness Shear Test Cryogenic Temperature 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ogata
    • 1
  • D. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Institute for MetalsTsukuba, Ibaraki 305Japan
  2. 2.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonUK

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