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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Douglas S. Cairns.en
dc.contributor.authorCollett, Aaron Bruce.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:43:15Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:43:15Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1093
dc.description.abstractCharacterizing a polymer composite material's response to loading beyond the elastic region is less well defined than it is for other structural materials such as metals. The Naval Research Laboratory has developed a method that uses dissipated energy as a metric to facilitate this characterization. The method relies on empirical data from material strength tests as well as finite element analysis data to make the prediction. A substantial amount of empirical data from different loading conditions is needed to characterize a material. This warrants a testing machine that can apply several loading conditions simultaneously to a sample. Montana State University has built an In-Plane Loader capable of applying all three in-plane displacements to a sample of material: two translations and a rotation. Montana State University's In-Plane Loader requires validation testing to clearly define its precision, accuracy, and current usefulness. This study has found that the Montana State University's In-Plane Loader works well for test samples that are below a certain stiffness and that some test materials work better than others. The bounds of the current In-Plane Loader are established in this thesis and modifications are suggested.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshComposite materials Failure.en
dc.subject.lcshStructural failures.en
dc.titleA validation study of the Montana State University in-plane loader
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Aaron Bruce Collett 2006en
thesis.catalog.ckey1203568en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: R. Jay Conant; John Mandellen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical & Industrial Engineering.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage161en
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciences
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Science
mus.relation.departmentMechanical & Industrial Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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