You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.


    Creep Behavior of Elastic Fiber/Epoxy Matrix Composite Materials

    Published: 0

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (164K) 13 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (14M) 619 $188   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    Creep tests were run on glass fiber and Thornel fiber/epoxy matrix composites. Composite creep rates depend on specimen geometry, which can be explained by considering the average deviatoric and equivalent stress states that exist in the matrix. Tests indicate that the matrix is in the bulk plastic region considerably before failure. The stress dependence of the creep rate is used to determine the yield stress of the pure epoxy and the stress level at which the matrix of a composite becomes fully plastic.


    creep tests, creep rate, stresses, failure, yield stress, strain rate, plastic properties, deformation, modulus of elasticity, composite materials, fiberglass reinforced plastics, epoxy resins, laminates, stress strain diagrams

    Author Information:

    Koeneman, JB
    Bell Telephone Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio

    Kicher, TP
    Associate professor of engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27765S