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Applications of the IITRI compression test fixture at elevated temperatureThe purpose of the present paper is to describe an application of the IITRI compression test fixture at elevated temperature (589K) was described as well as the present compressive moduli and ultimate strains of HTS/PMR-15 graphite/polyimide material. Considerable care was taken in specimen fabrication to minimize back-to-back strain variations due to specimen bending. The effects of specimen width and temperature were studied for various laminate orientations. The IITRI specimen was analyzed using three dimensional finite elements to determine the magnitude and location of stress concentrations to assess their potential effects on measured moduli and ultimate strains. Stress concentrations are of concern since end constraints, free-edge effects, and thermal effects add to the three dimensional nature of stresses in a specimen.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Camarda, C. J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: Graphite/Polyimide Composites
Subject Category
Composite Materials
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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