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Published: 11/1/2012

Virtual testing of composites: Beyond make & break
Software-based micromechanical modeling and analysis methods promise faster and more cost-effective aircraft development and testing programs.

Published: 11/1/2012

Fracture mechanics test methods for sandwich composites
HPC's testing guru, Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures, Salt Lake City, Utah), surveys the available fracture mechanics test methods for sandwich panels.

Published: 8/31/2012

Testing the crashworthiness of composite structures
Dr. Donald F. Adams examines automobile crashworthiness, noting popular crashworthiness test methods for composites, and points out the lack of, and current progress toward, standardized testing for composite crash structures.

Published: 7/1/2012

Composites testing at elevated temperature and moisture content
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah) notes the renewed interest in testing composites under hygrothermal conditions.

Published: 5/1/2012

Tooling block makes affordable patterns for new superlight aircraft
Tooling for a new canard-winged pusher airplane, the e-Go (e-Go Airplanes of Cambridge, U.K.), was created from patterns made of EP678 epoxy tooling block, supplied by the Advanced Engineering Materials Product Group of Trelleborg Offshore UK (Skelm...

Published: 5/1/2012

Impact testing of composite materials
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures (Salt Lake City, Utah) discusses the methods for impact testing of composites.

Published: 2/29/2012

Testing the damage tolerance of composite materials
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures, Salt Lake City, Utah) looks at standards and also-rans in the area of testing for damage tolerance.

Published: 1/2/2012

Material deformation and recovery test methods
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah) reviews ways and means to quantify composite material deformation and recovery.

Published: 11/1/2011

Comparison of shear-loaded compression test fixtures
Dr. Donald F. Adams compares the three basic types of shear-loaded compression test fixtures.

Published: 9/1/2011

Laminate bearing/bypass interaction test methods
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah) reviews laminate bearing/bypass interaction test methods.