Journal Published Online: 01 January 1995
Volume 17, Issue 1

Effect of Temperature and Moisture on the Impact Behavior of Graphite/Epoxy Composites: Part II—Impact Damage



In Part I of this paper (this publication), dropped weight impact testing was used to evaluate the influence of temperature and moisture on the impact resistance of various graphite/epoxy composites. In the present paper, subpenetration impact testing and subsequent damage characterization using ultrasonic c-scan and microscopic techniques are used to provide additional insight into the nature of the impact damage and to identify critical parameters affecting impact performance.

Author Information

Karasek, ML
ITW, Inc., Glenview, IL
Strait, LH
ITW, Inc., Glenview, IL
Amateau, MF
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Runt, JP
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10509J