Composites Characterization Overview

By Johnathan Goodsell

Purdue University


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An overview of characterization methods for continuous fiber composite materials, including tensile, shear and flexural testing, open-hole and fracture, and fiber volume fraction measurement; data reduction for orthotropic material property determination.


Carlsson, LA; Adams, DA; Pipes, RB; "Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials", 4th Ed, CRC Press

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