Biaxial Testing of Advanced Hybrid Fiber Metal Laminate and Monolithic Materials

Sponsor: ALCOA

The goal of this project is to understand and characterize the mechanical properties of the hybrid composites. The project consists of biaxially loaded static and fatigue testing of metallic and glass laminate reinforced epoxy (GLARE) cruciforms.  The material performance, especially the fracture properties, will be used to help design aircraft components.