Accession Number : AD0770394

Title :   Flexure Equations of Motion for Laminated Composite Beams.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Charles R.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : With little actual effort and no recourse to new derivations, a flexural theory for laminated composite beams is obtained directly from a reduction of existing flexure equations for composite plates. Results previously developed for plate strips are shown to be directly applicable to beam problems if slight changes are made in the elastic constants. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   *Beams(Structural), *Equations of motion, Laminates, Composite materials, Plates, Elastic properties, Boundaries

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE