Characterization of UHMWPE Laminates for High Strain Rate Applications

dc.contributor.authorCook, Frederick Philipen
dc.contributor.committeechairCase, Scott W.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBatra, Romesh C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLesko, John J.en
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering Science and Mechanicsen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:30:17Zen
dc.date.adate2010-01-22en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:30:17Zen
dc.date.issued2010-01-04en
dc.date.rdate2010-01-22en
dc.date.sdate2010-01-07en
dc.description.abstractThe research presented in this thesis represents an effort to characterize the properties of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). As a composite of polymers, the properties of UHMWPE are time-dependent. It is desired by research sponsors to know the properties of the material at high strain rates, in order to simulate the use of these materials in computer models. Properties believed to be significant which are investigated in this research are the tensile properties of lamina and laminates, and the interlaminar shear properties of laminates. The efficacy of using time-temperature superposition to shift tensile properties of the composite is investigated, and a novel apparent shear strength test is proposed and demonstrated. The effects of processing the material at various temperatures and pressures are also investigated.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-01072010-220751en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01072010-220751/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30849en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartCook_FP_2010_Revision_1.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectUHMWPEen
dc.subjectTime-temperature superpositionen
dc.titleCharacterization of UHMWPE Laminates for High Strain Rate Applicationsen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering Science and Mechanicsen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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