Journal Published Online: 01 July 1994
Volume 22, Issue 4

The Influence of Test Piece Preparation on the Compressive Strength of Unidirectional Fiber-Reinforced Plastic



During a wide-ranging experimental study of compression testing of unidirectional fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), covering several materials and test methods, it became apparent that the variability of data could be reduced by adopting a rigorous and consistent approach to all phases of specimen production. Details are given of the procedures adopted, together with results from an associated parameter study.

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Häberle, JG
ESTEC, YMD, Noordwijk, AG, The Netherlands
Matthews, FL
Centre for Composite Materials, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, U.K.
Pages: 5
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11845J