Specimen Geometry Effects on the Strength of Unidirectional Resin-Matrix Composites

    Volume 1, Issue 6 (November 1973)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Loveless, HS
    Supervisor, Plastics Testing Laboratory, PPG Industries, Inc., Fiber Glass Division, Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, Shelby, N.C.

    Abstract

    This paper describes some of the problems encountered in determining the tensile and flexural strengths of uniaxially aligned glass fiber-resin composites by conventional methods, and suggests alternative procedures for overcoming them. Special emphasis is placed on the effects of test specimen geometry with respect to these properties and equations are developed for the stress-strain properties of half-round, pultruded rods subjected to ordinary bending, assuming elastic behavior.

    In addition, measurements carried out on flat, unidirectional moldings are described, which show a linear relationship between the tensile and flexural strengths of these composite materials.


    Paper ID: JTE11541J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE11541J

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    Title Specimen Geometry Effects on the Strength of Unidirectional Resin-Matrix Composites
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30