METHOD FOR HYGROMECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GRAPHITE/EPOXY COMPOSITE.

Gershon Yaniv*, Gus Peimanidis, Isaac M Daniel

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations

Abstract

An experimental method is described for measuring hygroscopic swelling strains and mechanical strains of moisture-conditioned composite specimens. The method consists of embedding encapsulated strain gages in the midplane of the composite laminate; thus it does not interfere with normal moisture diffusion. It is particularly suited for measuring moisture swelling coefficients and for mechanical testing of moisture-conditioned specimens at high strain rates. Results obtained by the embedded gage method were shown to be more reliable and reproducible than those obtained by surface gages, dial gages, or extensometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Composites Technology and Research
Volume9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'METHOD FOR HYGROMECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GRAPHITE/EPOXY COMPOSITE.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this