STP497: Design and Fabrication of Tubular Specimens for Composite Characterization

    Whitney, JM
    Materials research engineers, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    Pagano, NJ
    Materials research engineers, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    Pipes, RB
    Structures engineer, General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1972


    Abstract

    An overall view of the current state-of-the-art in testing of composite tubular characterization specimens is presented. In addition to an outline of a set of equations for determining the proper tube dimensions, the problems of end attachment and fabrication are discussed.

    Keywords:

    composite materials, fiber composites, laminates, fiberglass reinforced plastics, epoxy resins, tubes, anisotropy, axial loads, torsion, stiffness, creep properties, elastic properties, tensile strength, stresses, shear stress, buckling, adhesion


    Paper ID: STP27740S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27740S


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