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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Analysis, shape sensitivities and approximations of modal response of generally laminated tapered skew plates
(Virginia Tech, 1991-05-06)
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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 ...
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 ...
A comparison of thermodynamic models for the prediction of phase behavior in aqueous-polymer two-phase systems
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1986)
Aqueous-polymer two-phase systems consist of various combinations of water, polymer(s), low molecular weight component(s), and salts. These aqueous-polymer systems are comprised of two phases, each of which contains about ...