Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C7, Novembre 1993
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
Page(s) C7-1665 - C7-1668
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19937261
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1665-C7-1668

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19937261

Stress corrosion of GRP tensile strength members in optical fibre cables

R. LEETHAM and S.N. KUKUREKA

The University of Birmingham, School of Metallurgy and Materials, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, U. K.


Abstract
Pultruded glass fibre reinforced plastics (or GRP) rod is being increasingly used in the area of cable design, used for strength members in optical fibre cables. The possibility of failure by the process of stress corrosion has resulted in the need to determine the reliability of the dielectric cables when in service. The viability of life predictions being made from the study of stress corrosion fracture surfaces is investigated. The production of static fatigue data for composite materials is needed to enable any accurate predictions to be made.



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