Date of Award
Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, PhD
The rule of mixture approach was shown to produce an accurate theoretical prediction of the room temperature elastic modulus values when compared to the experimental results. The laminate's modulus value remained relatively constant over the -55C to 80C temperature range, indicating stable behavior despite temperature changes. Blunt notch tests also revealed that the laminate's strength was not significantly reduced due to the presence of small holes. Finally, fatigue testing demonstrated that the laminate retains its stiffness properties throughout its fatigue life, until failure.
DTIC Accession Number
Cox, Geofrey S., "Thermomechanical Properties of Center-Reinforced Aluminum" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2397.