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Nonlinear Inelastic Mechanical Behavior Of Epoxy Resin Polymeric Materials

Abstract Polymer and polymer matrix composites (PMCs) materials are being used extensively in different civil and mechanical engineering applications. The behavior of the epoxy resin polymers under different types of loading conditions has to be understood before the mechanical behavior of Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) can be accurately predicted. In many structural applications, PMC structures are subjected to large flexural loadings, examples include repair of structures against earthquake and engine fan cases. Therefore it is important to characterize and model the flexural mechanical behavior of epoxy resin materials. In this thesis, a comprehensive research effort was undertaken combining experiments and theoretical modeling to investigate t... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Yekani Fard, Masoud (Author) / Chattopadhyay, Aditi (Advisor) / Dai, Lenore (Committee member) / Li, Jian (Committee member) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Rajadas, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / epoxy resin / Inelastic / mechanical behavior / nonlinear behavior / stress strain
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 192 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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