Accession Number : AD0687877

Title :   A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF COUPLING BETWEEN BENDING AND STRETCHING ON THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF LAYERED ANISOTROPIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 67-Jun 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Whitney,James M.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Using the basic assumptions of thin plate theory the governing equations of a laminated anisotropic composite plate are formulated. In particular, the type of plate under discussion consists of n layers of orthotropic sheets (unidirectional composites) bonded together. Each layer has arbitrary thickness, elastic properties, and orientation of orthotropic axes with respect to the plate axes. The governing equations are obtained by integrating the equations of nonlinear elasticity over the plate thickness, inertia terms and thermal stresses are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), ANISOTROPY, LAMINATED PLASTICS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, STRESSES, TENSOR ANALYSIS, DEFORMATION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), BENDING, BUCKLING

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE