Micro-mechanisms of deformation in fiber reinforced polymer matrix elastic memory composites

Conference Paper

Polymer matrix Elastic Memory Composite (EMC) materials show great potential for use as ultra-light weight deployable structures for space applications. A detailed investigation on the micro-mechanisms of deformation in EMC materials is presented. The results of macroscale bend tests on EMC's show that strain recoverability potential is less of a concern compared to degradation of subsequent mechanical properties through damage.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gall, K; Tupper, ML; Munshi, NA; Mikulas, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 1773 - 1780

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-4508

Citation Source

  • Scopus