Date of Award
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, PhD.
In this Research effort, the tension-compression fatigue behavior of the 3D and 2D PMCs with 0/90˚ fiber orientation (newly developed) was investigated. These polymer composites consist of an NRPE (high-temperature polyimide) matrix with carbon fiber reinforcement. Compressive properties were assessed at (1) room temperature and (2) elevated temperature with one side, Tright, at 329˚C and the other side open to the ambient air. Tension-compression fatigue tests were conducted at elevated temperature with a frequency of 1 Hz and a ratio of minimum to maximum stress of -1.
DTIC Accession Number
AlNatifat, Saleh A., "Tension-Compression Fatigue Behavior of 2D And 3D Polymer Matrix Composites at Elevated Temperature" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1925.