Accession Number : ADA302107

Title :   Effects of Thickness and Ply Orientation on Buckling of Laminated Plates.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Jegley, Dawn C.

PDF Url : ADA302107

Report Date : FEB 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The buckling loads of laminated plates are predicted using a new theory which takes into account transverse shearing ettects. This new theory assumes trigonometric terms through-the-thickness in the displacements to take into account transverse shearing effects in thick plates. Buckling loads predicted by the new theory and by traditional theories are compared for isotropic and laminated plates. The effect of ply orientation on the buckling loads predicted by each theory is demonstrated. (MM)

Descriptors :   *LAMINATES, *BUCKLING, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, THICKNESS, DEFORMATION, DISPLACEMENT, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, PLATES, SHEAR STRESSES, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TRANSVERSE.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE