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Mechanics of Composite Structures by George S. Springer, László P. Kollár

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APPENDIX C

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Typical Material Properties

The properties of typical materials are given in Tables C.1C.5. These properties are nominal only in that they may vary owing to variations in the material and in the manufacturing process.

Typical thickness of a graphite epoxy ply is 0.127 mm (0.005 in.).

Fiber

Ef1

longitudinal Young’s modulus

Gf12

longitudinal shear modulus

νf12

longitudinal Poisson’s ratio

sf1

tensile strength

ηf1

maximum elongation

imagef1

longitudinal thermal expansion coefficient

f2

transverse thermal expansion coefficient

ρf

density

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