CFRP Testing and Properties Optimization
The availability of suitable test specimen configurations and test methods has long plagued the composite materials community. A brief discussion is given of the properties which need be measured, and methods currently available to do so. The advantages and disadvantages of these various techniques are presented, in terms of accuracy, ease of use, and cost. It is suggested that much remains to be done in developing full properties determinations for even static properties of the simplest of composites, the unidirectional ply. Currently, insufficient information is frequently obtained, and inadequately documented.
KeywordsFatigue Quartz Anisotropy Graphite Boron
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