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On Building Blocks for Virtual Testing of Unidirectional Polymeric Composites


Abstract This research summarizes the characterization of the constituent materials of a unidirectional composite for use in a finite element model. Specifically the T800s-F3900 composite from Toray Composites, Seattle, WA. Testing was carried out on cured polymer matrix provided by the manufacturer and single fiber specimen. The material model chosen for the polymer matrix was MAT 187 (Semi-Analytical Model for Polymers) which allowed for input of the tension, compression, and shear load responses.

The matrix was tested in tension, compression, and shear and was assumed to be isotropic. Ultimate strengths of the matrix were found to be 10 580 psi in tension, 25 900 psi in compression, and 5 940 in shear. The material properties calculated suggest... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Robbins, Joshua (Author) / Rajan, Subramaniam (Advisor) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Hoover, Christian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 104 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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