Journal of Composites / 2016 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Microwave Assisted Manufacturing and Repair of Carbon Reinforced Nanocomposites

Figure 4

Lap shear tests of microwave welded composites relative to an epoxy bonded control sample. Microwave welded composites exhibit higher modulus but lower ultimate strength. Welded composites Samples 1, 4, and 5 exhibit sudden decrease in load followed by continued load increase which is attributed to partial shear of the weld plane.

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