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Accession Number N14-0004378
Title Material Property Characterization of AS4/VRM-34 Textile Laminates.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 23p
Personal Author R. W. Grenoble W. M. Johnston
Abstract Several material properties (modulus, strengths, and fracture toughness) of a textile composite have been evaluated to provide input data to analytical models of Pultruded Rod Stiffened Efficient Unitized Structure (PRSEUS). The material system is based on warp-knitted preforms of AS4 carbon fibers and VRM-34 epoxy resin, which have been processed via resin infusion and oven curing. Tensile, compressive, shear, and fracture toughness properties have been measured at ambient and elevated temperatures. All specimens were tested in as-fabricated (dry) condition. Specimens were tested with and without through-thickness stitching.
Keywords Aircraft construction materials
Carbon fibers
Composite materials
Epoxy resins
Materials selection
Mathematical models
Mechanical properties

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 71F - Composite Materials
51A - Aerodynamics
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1421
Contract Number N/A

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