Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 329–335 | Cite as

Creep rupture of polymer-matrix composites

The accelerated characterization of graphite/epoxy viscoelastic moduli and strengths and creep-rupture predictions
  • H. F. Brinson
  • W. I. Griffith
  • D. H. Morris


An accelerated characterization method for resin-matrix composites is reviewed. Methods for determining modulus and strength master curves are given. Creep-rupture analytical models are discussed as applied to polymers and polymer-matrix composites. Comparisons between creep-rupture experiments and analytical models are presented.


Polymer Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Characterization Method Creep Rupture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F. Brinson
    • 1
  • W. I. Griffith
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. H. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg
  2. 2.Michelin Corp.Greenville

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