Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 1989)

    An Evaluation of Composite Material Compression Test Methods

    CODEN: CTROAD

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    Abstract

    Discrepancies concerning the compressive strength of composite materials exist mainly because of the test method used. An experimental evaluation of three compressive test fixtures, namely, the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI), modified Celanese, and end-loaded side-supported, selected based on a literature search, was performed. Mechanical testing of glass/epoxy and carbon/epoxy composite materials indicated the IITRI test fixture, currently a ASTM Test Method for Compressive Properties of Unidirectional or Crossply Fiber-Resin Composites, (D 3410) to be a very satisfactory method of composite material compressive properties characterization.


    Author Information:

    Adams, DF
    Graduate student and professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

    Berg, JS
    Graduate student and professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY


    Stock #: CTR10150J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10150J

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    Title An Evaluation of Composite Material Compression Test Methods
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30