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Mechanical properties of bio-absorbable materials
(Virginia Tech, 1994-09-04)
<p>Bioabsorbable orthopedic fixation devices are conceptually more attractive than metallic devices in repairing damaged tissues or in fastening implants. Our study focuses on investigating bioabsorbable composites for ...
An experimental/analytical investigation of combined shear/end loaded compression strength testing of unidirectional composites
(Virginia Tech, 1992-05-15)
The Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI) composite compression test method is probably the most widely accepted as producing accurate results. Difficulties associated with the application of this ...
Micromechanics-based approach to predict strength and stiffness of composite materials
(Virginia Tech, 1996-08-16)
One of the key issues concerning the durability of composites is the strength and stiffness degradation during service. Traditionally, these materials have been analyzed by methods which do not take into account variations ...
The development and application of the load-stroke hysteresis technique for evaluating fatigue damage development in composite materials
(Virginia Tech, 1994-05-14)
A new experimental method was developed to measure the hysteresis loss during a fatigue test from the load and stroke signals of a standard servo-hydraulic materials testing system. The method was used to characterize ...
Dynamic mechanical analysis of graphite/epoxy composites with varied interphases
(Virginia Tech, 1994-07-15)
<p>Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) has been used extensively to characterize polymeric materials. This thesis investigates the use of this technique to characterize composite materials. Four material systems, all having ...
A method for the ply-level elastic characterization of composite materials using thick tubular angle-ply specimens
(Virginia Tech, 1993-12-15)
<p>Accurate mechanical properties are critical to the design and use of composite material structures. Due to the available processing methods, the properties of ceramic matrix materials are especially sensitive to the ...
Micromechanics of strength-related phenomena in composite materials
(Virginia Tech, 1993-05-05)