Tensile and compressive behavior of a swirl mat composite

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The Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures Project was established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) by the US Department of Energy to provide the experimentally-based, durability-driven design guidelines necessary to assure long-term structural integrity of automotive composite components. The initial focus of the ORNL Durability Project was on one representative reference material--an isocyanurate (polyurethane) reinforced with continuous strand, swirl-mat E-glass. The present report describes tensile and compressive testing and results for the reference composite. Behavior trends and proportional limit are established for both tension and compression. Damage development due to tensile loading and strain rate effects are discussed.

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Ruggles, M.B. July 1, 1998.

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The Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures Project was established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) by the US Department of Energy to provide the experimentally-based, durability-driven design guidelines necessary to assure long-term structural integrity of automotive composite components. The initial focus of the ORNL Durability Project was on one representative reference material--an isocyanurate (polyurethane) reinforced with continuous strand, swirl-mat E-glass. The present report describes tensile and compressive testing and results for the reference composite. Behavior trends and proportional limit are established for both tension and compression. Damage development due to tensile loading and strain rate effects are discussed.

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52 p.

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OSTI as DE98058131

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jul 1998

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  • Other: DE98058131
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM--13519
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/296739 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 296739
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688224

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Ruggles, M.B. Tensile and compressive behavior of a swirl mat composite, report, July 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688224/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.