Paper number 1078
|TENSION, COMPRESSION AND FLEXURE PROPERTIES OF PULTRUDED COMPOSITES|
R. Prabhakaran1 and M. Saha2
1,2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529, U.S.A.
|Summary||Pultruded glass fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites have been tested in tension, three-point bending, four-point bending and compression. In each case, twenty identical specimens have been tested and a Weibull analysis has been conducted. The measured and Weibull-predicted ratios of bending strength to tensile strength are compared. The shape parameter and the characteristic strength for each type of loading are presented. The thickness of the composite and the angle between the pultrusion direction and the loading are two of the interesting parameters. The elastic modulus measured under different types of load is compared. Extensive measurements, such as load-deflection in bending and back-to-back strains, end-shortening, strains across the thickness in compression, have been made.
||Keywords|| tension, compression, flexure, Weibull analysis, pultruded composites.
Theme : Mechanical and Physical Properties
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