Accession Number : ADA117942

Title :   Mechanics of Bimodular Composite Structures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bert,C W ; Reddy,J N

PDF Url : ADA117942

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report is a survey of the mechanics of beam and plate structures laminated of fiber-reinforced composite materials having different elastic and thermoelastic properties in tension and compression. Examples of such materials include tire cord-rubber, wire-reinforced solid propellants, and soft biological materials. Specific topics covered include: mathematical models of fiber-reinforced bimodular materials and their experimental verification; static and dynamic analysis of laminated and sandwich beams; plane elasticity; analysis of deflection and free and transient vibration of laminated plates and shells. In all of these analyses, thickness-shear deformation and rotatory inertia are included. The solution methods used include closed-form, transfer-matrix, and finite-element techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Laminated plastics, Composite structures, Modular construction, Sandwich panels, Fiber reinforced composites, Finite element analysis, Transfer functions, Thermal stresses, Stress strain relations, Tension, Compressive properties

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE