Date of Award

Spring 1987

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Stango, R. J.

Second Advisor

Weber, R.

Third Advisor

Nigro, N. J.


Development of advanced composite materials has been important for automotive and aerospace applications. These advanced aerospace materials characteristically have high strength-to-weight ratios and exhibit viscoelastic behavior. In this research, a data approximation method for these time-temperature dependent composite materials was developed. This method provides accurate series approximations for both compliance and relaxation tensors, and a compliance/relaxation interconversion process. The method is applied to isotropic, transversely isotropic, and anisotropic material data.



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