Accession Number : ADA133348

Title :   Composite Laminate Weight Optimization on the Sharp PC-1500 Pocket Computer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Oct 83,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Flanagan,Gerald V ; Park,Won J

PDF Url : ADA133348

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An automated composite laminate sizing technique is presented, which optimizes for minimum weight. The technique can be coded for a microcomputer and a listing is given for the Sharp PC-1500. The program is interactive and easy to use. Ply ratios are optimized for point stress under multiple independent loads. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Laminates, *Optimization, *Computer programs, Computer programming, Microcomputers, Loads(Forces), Stresses, Thickness, Layers, Weight, Static loads, Strain(Mechanics), Failure, Strength(General), Computations, Numerical methods and procedures

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE