General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Tex.
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