Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 10 Issue 3 May 1988 pp 205-216
Variations in the halfwidth values of X-ray reflections from fatigue-cycled, polycrystalline aluminium samples have been analysed. An oscillatory variation of the halfwidths with fatigue cycling has been observed. Analysis of the diffraction line profiles indicates that broadening arises mainly because of the build-up of microstrains during fatigue cycling. The present data indicate that (i) broadening due to fatigue cycling increases with glancing angle; (ii) changes in halfwidth and integral widths, due to fatigue cycling, are comparable and (iii) (
Volume 13 Issue 5 December 1990 pp 305-311
Laminated composites consisting of alternate layers of aluminium alloy sheets and unidirectional Kevlar-49 fibre epoxy composites were prepared using two different aluminium alloys DTD 687 and aluminium-lithium alloy. Tensile, compressive and interlaminar shear strengths of the laminates were measured. The residual stresses in the aluminium alloy sheets arising out of thermal mismatch between aluminium alloys and aramid fibres were also measured. It is found that the laminates have lower density, higher tensile strength and marginally lower Young’s modulus as compared with monolithic alloy sheets.
Volume 19 Issue 3 June 1996 pp 601-605
The equations have been derived for the trigonal system to calculate the lattice strains produced by the non-hydrostatic pressure condition which arises when the sample is compressed between the anvils without any pressure transmitting medium.
Volume 20 Issue 3 June 1997 pp 325-332
The fabrication of CFRP laminates from prepregs involves curing at elevated temperatures. Residual stresses are set up due to the difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the matrix and the fibre. In this investigation, the X-ray diffraction method is used to measure the curing stresses in CFRP laminates by incorporating a very fine layer of aluminium particles during the lay up of the laminate. A calibration procedure is followed to correlate the strain in the crystalline particles, as measured by X-rays, with the composite strain and stress. Curing stresses measured by this technique are quite close to the value calculated from the differential coefficient of thermal expansion.
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