Testing: Methods for Strength Characterization of Woven Fabric Composites at Cryogenic Temperatures
Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
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Shindo, Y. and Fu, S.-Y. 2012. Testing: Methods for Strength Characterization of Woven Fabric Composites at Cryogenic Temperatures. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–9.
- Published Online: 20 JUL 2012
This article summarizes the current status of the characterization methods for the strength properties of woven composites at cryogenic temperatures. The double-notch and short-beam shear test methods are examined for evaluation of the cryogenic interlaminar shear strength of woven glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminates. Tensile tests on various unnotched specimens are also discussed based on the results for the cryogenic tensile strength of woven GFRP laminates. In addition, a combined numerical-experimental method using the open-hole tensile test and finite element analysis was proposed to evaluate the composite tensile strength at cryogenic temperatures.
- finite element method;
- material testing;
- polymer matrix composites;
- cryogenic devices