Research officer, ESTEC, YMD, Noordwijk, AG
Director, Centre for Composite Materials, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London,
(Received 2 March 1993; accepted 1 December 1994)
During a wide-ranging experimental study of compression testing of unidirectional fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), covering several materials and test methods, it became apparent that the variability of data could be reduced by adopting a rigorous and consistent approach to all phases of specimen production. Details are given of the procedures adopted, together with results from an associated parameter study.
Paper ID: JTE11845J