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Indentation testing of composite materials: a novel approach to measuring interfacial characteristics and engineering properties
(Virginia Tech, 1991-03-05)
Findings made through the indentation testing of composites are presented in this thesis. The concept was developed as an attempt to evaluate the interfacial shear strength at a mesolevel, possibly overcoming the deficiencies ...
Variable complexity modeling of postbuckled stiffeners for delamination initiation
(Virginia Tech, 1993-06-18)
Delamination at the free edge is analyzed as a mode of failure for uniaxial compression of postbuckled structural components. Analyses are performed for I-section stiffeners and for a dropped-ply laminate, all of which ...
Analysis, shape sensitivities and approximations of modal response of generally laminated tapered skew plates
(Virginia Tech, 1991-05-06)
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Mechanical and physical properties of particulate reinforced composites
(Virginia Tech, 1993-11-10)
The effect of particle size matching and mismatching on the processability, and the mechanical and physical properties of particulate reinforced composites is investigated in this study. These composites were made from dry ...
Investigations of flakeboard mat consolidation
(Virginia Tech, 1994-10-05)
<p>The response of a flake mat to the mechanical stress applied during consolidation is a function of mat structure, raw material properties and the environmental conditions created during pressing. This research project ...
Characterization and Modeling of a Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Composite Structural Beam and Bridge Structure for Use in the Tom's Creek Bridge Rehabilitation Project
(Virginia Tech, 1998-12-12)
<p> Fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) composite materials are beginning to find use in construction and infrastructure applications. Composite members may potentially provide more durable replacements for steel and concrete ...
Development and verification of a resin film infusion/resin transfer molding simulation model for fabrication of advanced textile composites
(Virginia Tech, 1994-12-05)
<p>The objective of this study was to develop a two-dimensional computer model for the simulation of the resin transfer molding/resin film infusion processing of advanced composite materials. This computer simulation model ...
A study of tension, compression, and shear test methods for advanced composites
(Virginia Tech, 1991-05-05)
<p>A study of the literature pertaining to test methods for advanced composite materials has been carried out. Several test methods were discussed and compared for each of three areas of interest. These areas were uniaxial ...