Journal Published Online: 01 December 1981
Volume 3, Issue 4

Compressive Strength of a Unidirectional Graphite/Epoxy Composite Following a Tensile Proof-Load



The “equal rank” assumption is commonly used to statistically relate the tensile strength and fatigue life of specimens made from fibrous composite materials [1–4]. It implies that a specimen in a given population has the same rank in the static-strength distribution as it does in the fatigue-life distribution. This assumption has been shown to be generally valid for unidirectional graphite/epoxy composites subjected to static tension and tensile fatigue loadings [5].

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Alper, JM
Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA
Wang, ASD
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
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