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), pp. 483-488. (doi:10.1016/0266-3538(96)00004-8).


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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)
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp
ePrint ID: 210707
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 00:26
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