SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2000

Analysis of Characterization Methods for Inelastic Composite Material Deformation Under Multiaxial Stresses


Off-axis tension (OAT) tests and biaxially loaded cruciform-shaped specimen (BC) tests on unidirectional fiber-reinforced metal matrix composites are subjected to detailed analyses using a newly developed model. The results indicate that the off-axis tension test is a viable method for biaxial stress-strain characterization of composites in the nonlinear deformation range. It is found that, besides being much more expensive to conduct, the specific cruciform-shaped specimen test considered in the study is less amenable to unambiguous interpretation.

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Ahmad, J
Research Applications, Inc., San Diego, CA
Newaz, GM
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Nicholas, T
Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 41–53
DOI: 10.1520/STP13497S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5435-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2865-1