Accession Number : ADA131353

Title :   On the Optimal Design of Bidirectional Composites.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun 82-May 83,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wurzel,Dietmar P

PDF Url : ADA131353

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The intention of this report is to develop a feeling for the directional properties of laminated composites. Easy to understand and to use rules for the versatile application of anisotropic, though orthotropic bidirectional laminates are presented. Simple examples and charts demonstrate the possible weight advantages over quasi-isotropic configurations. Explicit use is made of the Mohr's circle representation. Multiple loading is considered and a graphic solution is indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Laminates, *Anisotropy, *Configurations, Strength(Mechanics), Loads(Forces), Stress strain relations, Failure(Mechanics), Mathematical prediction, Tension, Tensile strength, Optimization, Graphics, Solutions(General)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE