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Experimental Mechanics Applied to the Accelerated Characterization of Polymer Based Composite Materials

  • H. F. Brinson
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 264)

Abstract

Composite materials have been used as structural materials almost since the beginning of recorded civilization. Examples from the mud bricks with straw used by the early Inca and Egyptian societies to the concrete and plywood used by modern societies are well known to all. However, the purpose here is to discuss a new breed of resin matrix composite materials. The two types which will be considered herein are continuous fiber graphite/epoxy (G/E) resin laminated composites, often referred to as advanced composite materials, and a chopped fiberglass/polyester resin composite, often referred to as sheet molding compound (SMC).

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Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Master Curve Shift Factor Creep Rupture Master Curf 
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  • H. F. Brinson
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA

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