Accession Number : ADA118272

Title :   Postbuckling Behavior of Graphite/Epoxy Cloth Shear Panels with 45 deg-Flanged Lightening Holes.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Herman,Richard John

PDF Url : ADA118272

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : An experimental and finite-element analysis was performed on graphite/epoxy cloth plates subjected to static shear loading. Two specimens were tested to failure for each of three configurations: a solid panel, a panel with an unreinforced hole and a panel with a 45 deg-flanged hole. Both a static nonlinear analysis and a bifurcation-buckling analysis were performed for each of the panel configurations.

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Fabrics, *Buckling, *Epoxy compounds, *Graphite, Finite element analysis, Holes(Openings), Panels, Configurations, Nonlinear analysis, Static tests, Plates, Static loads, Shear properties, Lightning, Theses

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE