Accession Number : ADA301795

Title :   Composite Materials Workbook.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Sep 76-1 Mar 77,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Tsai, Stephen W. ; Hahn, H. T.

PDF Url : ADA301795

Report Date : MAR 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 361

Abstract : This workbook is intended to present to the users of composite materials a set of tools to solve most commonly encountered problems in design and testing. Attempts are made to simplify both the operational and conceptual aspects. Subjects are selected from the standpoint of practical application rather than elegance. This workbook is unique in that it requires the student to work through many numerical problems immediately after the presentation of formulas. Programmable pocket calculators, preferably with magnetic card capability, are most suitable to perform the necessary calculations. In a separate volume, a number of the formulas in this workbook have been preprogrammed. The description, operating instruction, and program listing for these formulas have been compiled for Texas Instruments SR-52. It is envisioned that this workbook is suitable for both a supervised educational program for the novice, and a refresher course for the experienced. It is believed that composite materials can be made conceptually simple. Operational aspects can also be made simple by the use of programmable calculators. The performance characteristics of composite materials can now be fully appreciated and utilized. The combined workbook and mc2 (magnetic card calculator) approach, can make speed teaching and speed learning possible. This approach can be extended into subjects beyond composite materials.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, VELOCITY, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, DATA BASES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, EDUCATION, TIME DEPENDENCE, STUDENTS, TOOLS, STRESS TESTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL DATA, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, TEST METHODS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), FATIGUE(MECHANICS), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CURING, MOISTURE, MICROMECHANICS, LEARNING, CARDS, CALCULATORS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE