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Table of Contents ICAC'98

Static Loading and Low-Velocity Impact Characterization of Graphite/PEEK Laminates

F. Aymerich, P. Priolo and D. Vacca
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica
Università di Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi - 09123 Cagliari (ITALY)

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Abstract

Introduction

Experimental

Damage assessment

Results and discussion

Conclusions

References

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