Volume 1, Issue 3 (April 1979)

    The Slotted Tension Shear Test for Composite Laminates


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    The mechanical behavior of a composite laminate can be predicted by lamination theory if the properties of individual lamina are known. The in-plane shear stiffness and strength of lamina and of multidirectionally reinforced laminates have often proved to be most difficult to measure. In this article, we present an experimental technique that is used at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., to measure the inplane shear properties of advanced composite laminates with plies of arbitrary fiber orientation.

    Author Information:

    Duggan, MF
    Lockheed Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA

    Stock #: CTR10675J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10675J

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    Title The Slotted Tension Shear Test for Composite Laminates
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30