Accession Number : AD0776822

Title :   High-Performance Composite Materials for Vehicle Construction: A Finite Element Computer Program for the Elastoplastic Analysis of Crack Propagation in a Unidirectional Composite,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Repnau,Tiina ; Adams,Donald F.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : This report documents computer programs that are developed as part of a general investigation of the mechanical behavior of high-performance composite materials for use in advanced structural applications. It is sufficiently detailed to permit the use of these computer programs by anyone interested in generating specific numerical results, or in modifying the routines to treat other boundary value problems. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Fiber reinforced composites, Crack propagation, Stress strain relations, Elastic properties, Data processing, Reinforced plastics, Transverse, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE