The losipescu in-plane shear test: validation on an isotropic material

Pierron, F., Vautrin, A. and Harris, B. (1995) The losipescu in-plane shear test: validation on an isotropic material. Experimental Mechanics, 35, (2), 130-136. (doi:10.1007/BF02326470).


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The purpose of this paper is to compare the value of the shear modulus of an isotropic material (PMMA) obtained from both tensile and losipescu shear tests. A finite-element model is introduced to account for a nonuniform stress distribution in the losipescu coupon. A correction accounting for nonuniform strain values over the strain-gage section is also introduced. Rigorous statistical data processing leads to an estimation of the error between the moduli obtained by the two tests. Some points relevant to the losipescu test are reviewed, particularly concerning the sample preparation. Provided that a careful procedure is followed, excellent agreement is achieved between the shear moduli measured by the two methods

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/BF02326470
ISSNs: 0014-4851 (print)
1741-2765 (electronic)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 210709
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 11:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:49

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