| ||Format||Pages||Price|| |
|PDF (220K)||15||$25||  ADD TO CART|
|Complete Source PDF (12M)||625||$193||  ADD TO CART|
Results are presented for an analytical investigation of the creep response of laminated composites. This analysis relates the creep response of the composite to the fiber-matrix creep properties. First, the method of predicting the biaxial creep response of a unidirectional composite is described and some qualitative results given. Some interesting effects are the time dependence of the coefficients of thermal expansion of the composite and the pseudo-primary creep stage in a composite whose constituents only exhibit secondary creep. The analysis is then extended to symmetric laminates and the creep response of boron-epoxy and boron-aluminum composites are investigated.
composite materials, creep tests, finite elements, laminates, mechanical properties, thermal expansion, stress analysis, boron fibers
Aerospace technologist, U.S. Army Air Mobility Research & Development Laboratory, Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.