Processing and compressive behavior of thick composites

I. M. Daniel*, J. Vittoser

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Processing procedures were developed for fabrication of thick unidirectional and crossply carbon/epoxy laminates as well as thick sections with intentional layer waviness. Fiber volume and void volume ratios were determined by means of digital image analysis method. The specimens were found to contain very low porosity (less than 1%). A simple fixture was used for testing prismatic compounds in the transverse to the fiber directions. A new fixture was designed and built for compression testing in general and especially in the longitudinal (fiber) direction. It is base on the concepts of both shear loading and end loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics of Thick Composites
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0791811417
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventSummer Annual Meeting of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME - Charlottesville, VA, USA
Duration: Jun 6 1993Jun 9 1993


OtherSummer Annual Meeting of the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME
CityCharlottesville, VA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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