Accession Number : ADA305350

Title :   Computer Code for the Analysis of Multilayered Fiber Composites. Users Manual.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Chamis, Christos C.

PDF Url : ADA305350

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : A FORTRAN IV computer code for the micromechanics, macromechanics, and laminate analysis of multilayered fiber composite structural components is described. The code can be used either individually or as a subroutine within a complex structural analysis/synthesis program. The in-puts to the code are constituent materials properties, composite geometry, and loading conditions. The outputs are various properties for ply and composite; composite structural response, including bending-stretching coupling; and composite stress analysis, including comparisons with failure criteria for combined stress. The code was used successfully in the analysis and structural synthesis of flat panels, in the buckling analysis of flat panels, in multilayered composite material failure studies, and lamination residual stresses analysis.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *USER MANUALS, *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, STRESS ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS, LAYERS, LAMINATES, PANELS, FAILURE, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, FORTRAN, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, RESIDUAL STRESS, BUCKLING, GEOMETRY, SUBROUTINES, MICROMECHANICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE