Compressive Strength of Axially Loaded Composite Cylinders

László P. Kollar, George S. Springer, Jay Spingarn, J. David McColskey

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Tests were performed to measure the failure loads of axially compressed glass-fiber-reinforced and graphite-fiber-reinforced composite cylinders. The data were compared with the results of a previous model, which was based on a three-dimensional stress analysis and the Tsai-Wu quadratic first-ply failure criterion. This model predicted the failure loads for glass-fiber-reinforced composites with good accuracy, but less accu rately for failure loads of graphite-epoxy composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1080
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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