Chapter 13. Proof Testing Reinforced Brittle Composites
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1995 The American Ceramic Society
Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5
How to Cite
Service, T. H. (1995) Proof Testing Reinforced Brittle Composites, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314784.ch13
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1995
Print ISBN: 9780470375389
Online ISBN: 9780470314784
The effect of proof testing on the structural reliability of a brittle reinforced composite was evaluated. A large number of tensile specimens of a phenolic/alumina particulate composite were fabricated with and without fiberglass mesh reinforcement. Specimens were strength tested and proof tested in ambient air. The after proof test strength distributions were compared to the initial distributions. Proof testing truncated the strength distribution of the nonreinforced material. The after proof test distribution of the reinforced material was the same as the initial distribution. Implications on assuring structural reliability are discussed.