Title

Towards Stress Freezing in Birefringent Orthotropic Composite Models - the Behavior of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Epoxy Models Is Studied At Elevated Temperature to Explore the Possible Application of Stress-Freezing Technique to Birefringent Composite Models

Abstract

Birefringent composite models are fabricated using epoxy resin reinforced with unidirectionally oriented glass fibers. The mechanical and photoelastic properties of the material at room temperature are determined. To explore the possibility of application of stress-freezing technique to birefringent composite models, the behavior and properties of this material are studied at elevated temperature (at stress-freezing temperature of the resin). The properties of the material at room and at elevated temperatures are reported. The feasibility of stress freezing glass-fiber-reinforced epoxy composites with low-fiber-volume fraction is discussed.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1977 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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