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Accelerated testing of compositesIt is shown that the Zhurkov method for testing the strength of solids can be applied to dynamic tension and to cyclic loading and provides a viable approach to accelerated testing of composites. Data from the literature are used to demonstrate a straightforward application of the method to dynamic tension of glass fiber and cyclic loading for glass/polymer, metal matrix, and graphite/epoxy composites. Zhurkov's equation can be used at relatively high loads to obtain failure times at any temperature of interest. By taking a few data points at one or two other temperatures the spectrum of failure times can be expanded to temperatures not easily accessible.
Document ID
19840037012
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Papazian, H. A. (Martin Marietta Aerospace Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Volume: 2
ISSN: 0731-6844
Subject Category
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-33578
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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