Accession Number : AD0767671

Title :   Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Unidirectional Composite Under Longitudinal Shear.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wechselberger,Jacob Frank

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The failure point of a unidirectional composite subjected to longitudinal shear loading is calculated. The method of analysis is based on the finite element technique, the incremental plasticity relations of Prandtl-Reuss, and the von Mises yield criterion. The failure point for a boron-aluminum composite and a boron-epoxy composite are computed to determine the effect of the matrix material on the composite. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), PLASTIC PROPERTIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, BORON, EPOXY RESINS, REINFORCED PLASTICS, FIBERS, THESES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE