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Feasibility of fiber reinforced composite materials used in highway bridge superstructures
(Virginia Tech, 1988-12-05)
<p>Composite materials are considered here as structural materials of highway bridge superstructures. Bridge deck designs can be done according to <i>AASHTO</i><sup>1</sup> specification and elastic design concepts. </p><p> ...
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 ...
Effect of fiber morphology on composite properties
(Virginia Tech, 1988-05-05)
</p>The effect of the cylindrically orthotropic morphology known to exist in graphite fibers on the effective properties of a composite material was studied using the composite cylinder assemblage model. The cylindrical ...
Nondestructive evaluation of complex geometry advanced material components
(Virginia Tech, 1989-03-01)
The potential of many nondestructive inspection methods and evaluation procedures are often demonstrated under rather pristine conditions. Considerable difficulty may result from attempting to apply such methodologies to ...
An acousto-ultrasonic system for the evaluation of composite materials
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986)
A presentation is given of an acousto-ultrasonic system for the evaluation of composite materials. First, a brief statement will be made on the acousto-ultrasonic technique and its relative worth compared to other ...
Finite element analysis of damaged cross-ply composite laminates
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1987)
The effect of interlayers on the mechanical response of composite laminates subjected to in-plane loading conditions
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1988)
Analysis of Composite Laminates with Matrix Cracks
(Virginia Tech, 1987)
Analysis of the effects of matrix cracking on composite laminates is a well-known problem which has attracted considerable attention for the past decade. An approximate analytical solution is introduced in this thesis to ...
A response surface for the complex modulus of composite materials
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974)
The significance of the role of advanced composite materials in many engineering applications is increasing.Environmental effects on the material properties of composites is an important aspect of design considerations ...