Author : Jenkins C.H. (Ed.)
Description:Fairmont Pr, 1998. - 264 p. ISBN-10: 0881732842This manual provides a series of instructional chapters which describe practical details involved in applying various experimental techniques to composite materials & composite structures. The reader is first introduced to the basic theory which relates to composite material mechanics, as well as to the specific tools utilized in strain measurement. Fundamental test techniques are then presented, followed by exemplary applications, including methods for optical, acoustic, thermal & damage analysis. Also included is a listing of ASTM specifications relevant to the mechanical testing of composite materials.