Surface Replication: A Reliable Method of Detecting Matrix Cracks in Composite Laminates

    Volume 3, Issue 1 (April 1981)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 2


    Masters, JE
    General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Tex.

    Abstract

    The purpose of this brief report is to bring to the attention of the composites community an experimental technique that was introduced by Masters, Stalnaker, et al [1–3]. The technique is surface replication, a scheme that is well established as a metallographic method applied to optical and electron microscopy. Application of this method to composite materials requires that somewhat different procedures be used compared to the common metallographic practices. A description of these procedures for a specific case and an illustrative example are provided below.


    Paper ID: CTR10719J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10719J

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    Title Surface Replication: A Reliable Method of Detecting Matrix Cracks in Composite Laminates
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30