Journal Published Online: 01 September 1987
Volume 9, Issue 3

In-Plane and Interlaminar losipescu Shear Properties of Various Graphite Fabric/Epoxy Laminates



The Iosipescu shear test method was used to measure the in-plane and interlaminar shear properties of four T300 graphite fabric/Fiberite 934 epoxy composite materials. Weave geometries tested included an Oxford weave, a 5-harness satin weave, an 8-harness satin weave, and a plain weave with auxiliary warp yarns. Both orthogonal and quasi-isotropic layup laminates were tested.

In-plane and interlaminar shear properties were obtained for laminates of all four fabric types. Overall, few differences in shear properties attributable to the fabric weave pattern were observed. However, the auxiliary warp material was significantly weaker and less stiff in interlaminar shear parallel to its fill direction.

Author Information

Adams, DF
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Walrath, DE
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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DOI: 10.1520/CTR10247J