The 10 ° off-axis tensile test: a critical approach

Pierron, Fabrice and Vautrin, Alain (1996) The 10 ° off-axis tensile test: a critical approach. Composites Science and Technology, 56, (4), 483-488. (doi:10.1016/0266-3538(96)00004-8).


Full text not available from this repository.


This paper addresses the issue of the improvement of the experimental procedure of the 10 ° off-axis tensile test by using oblique tabs. It is shown that oblique tabs significantly increase the maximum shear stress at failure and that unlike straight-tabbed specimens failing in the tabbed area, oblique-tabbed specimens failed neatly in the gauge section. It also appears that composite tabs are more appropriate than aluminium tabs. Finally, it is shown that although a state of homogeneous shear stress is now achieved in oblique-tabbed specimens, the presence of transverse tensile stress prevents the direct measurement of the shear strength and that only a lower bound is obtained

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0266-3538(96)00004-8
ISSNs: 0266-3538 (print)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 210707
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item