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dc.contributor.authorBurr, Scott T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:19:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:19:48Z
dc.date.issued1996-05-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-10032007-171922en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/39573
dc.description.abstractIn the present research project, four braided composite architectures consisting of graphite fibers in an epoxy matrix were tested under static and fatigue loading conditions to determine damage mechanism types and progressions. The braided architectures consisted of straight axial fiber bundles, which were surrounded by braider fiber bundles oriented at ±a 0 with respect to the axial fiber bundles. Static tension and compression testing was completed first to determine material strengths and basic damage modes for each of the architectures. Under static tension loading, cracking in the braider fiber bundles occurred first, and was followed by splitting in curved regions of the axial fiber bundles. Matrix cracking and kink band formation were found to occur under static compression loading.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V856_1996.B877.pdfen_US
dc.subjecttextile compositesen_US
dc.subjecttestingen_US
dc.subjectfailureen_US
dc.subjectfatigueen_US
dc.subjectdamageen_US
dc.subjectmodelingen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1996.B877en_US
dc.titleCharacterization of damage mechanisms and behavior in two-dimensionally braided composites subjected to static and fatigue loadingen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering Mechanicsen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering Mechanicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMorris, Don H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Eric R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLesko, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGriffin, Odis Hayden Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRagab, Saad A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-10032007-171922/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-10-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-10-03
dc.date.adate2007-10-03en_US


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