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Published: 7/1/2014

Compact tension fracture toughness testing
Dr. Donald A. Adams, president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah) discusses compact tension fracture toughness testing.

Published: 5/1/2014

SAMPE Europe 2014 Review
SAMPE Europe’s 35th International Conference (SEICO 14) was also its last. Beginning in 2015, SAMPE Europe will henceforth organize one large annual conference, combining its SEICO and SETEC events into a multitrack multidisciplinary conference and ...

Published: 4/30/2014

Reversed loading flexural fatigue
Dr. Donald F. Adams, owner and president of Wyoming Test Fixtures (Salt Lake City, Utah) discusses reverse loading flexural fatigue testing and fixture design.

Published: 3/1/2014

Bending of composite material compression specimens
Dr. Donald F. Adams, president of Wyoming Test Fixtures (Salt Lake City, Utah) looks at the effect bending has on compression testing of composite specimens.

Published: 1/1/2014

Buckling of composite material compression specimens
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures, Salt Lake City, Utah) rehearses the causes of, and solutions for, problems with buckling in composite compression specimens.

Published: 10/31/2013

The Short Beam Shear test method for composite materials
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures (Salt Lake City, Utah) suggests larger support and loading cylinders for the Short Beam Shear test method.

Published: 8/30/2013

Optimization software improves small, low-cost satellite design
Ames Research Center’s (Moffett Field, Calif.) designs and builds a low-cost, small spacecraft on a quick turnaround, using a modular strategy based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) parts and with the aid of several design software packages ...

Published: 8/30/2013

The Double-Notch Shear test specimen for composite materials
Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah) recommends best practices for double-notch shear test specimens.

Published: 7/1/2013

Software isolates, identifies porosity-related flaws in tooling from fuselage test data
Software and composites manufacturing data specialist NLign Analytics, a division of Etegent Technologies (Cincinnati, Ohio) helps identify and track product flaws caused by tooling porosity.

Published: 7/1/2013

Thickness-tapered unidirectional composite specimens
Sometimes a testing concept is known for a long time but is never developed into an established test method.