Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements.
Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.
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A look inside the increasingly well-equipped virtual toolbox for composite design, analysis, and manufacturing.The evolution of the modified D 695 compression test method CompositesWorld
HPC's Testing Tech columnist Dr. Donald F. Adams,the president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah), looks at the long metals-to-plastics-to-composites history of this well-used and much modified compression test method.CAMX 2014 preview: Ultran Group CompositesWorld
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