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This article provides general mechanical testing guidelines for the characterization of lamina and laminate properties. The guidelines are provided for tensile property, compressive property, shear property, flexure property, fracture toughness, and fatigue property test methods. The article also tabulates selected standards for lamina and laminate mechanical testing.

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Rod Wishart, Lamina and Laminate Mechanical Testing, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 766–777,

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