TC4 - Lecture 6

Fatigue fracture testing of polymer composites

Summary

The current state of test procedures for of fatigue fracture data of polymer composites and examples of round robin results will be presented. The discussion will focus on selected issues such as sources of scatter in the data and applicability to materials selection, quality assurance and composite structural design.

Lecturers

Andreas J Brunner

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Mechanical Systems Engineering, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland. Andreas.Brunner@empa.ch

Wandong Wang

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Structural Engineering. Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland Wandong.Wang@empa.ch