Accession Number : ADA306263

Title :   Mechanics of Composite Materials, Part 1 - Introduction.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr-May 66,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tsai, Stephen W.

PDF Url : ADA306263

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The principles of mechanics are utilized for the description of the behavior of fiber-reinforced composites. Principal components of elastic moduli and strength for an orthotropic material are established as the intrinsic macromechanical properties. Micromechanics analyses provide a rational design basis of these properties from the material and geometric properties of the constituent materials. A bridge between the properties of the constituent materials and the structural behavior of a laminated anisotropic composite can then be established. Combined materials and structural design become feasible. Finally, test methods of composite materials are evaluated. The principles of mechanics can be used to select the material properties to be tested and the appropriate test procedures to be followed.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *MECHANICS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, MATERIALS, LAMINATES, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, TEST METHODS, ANISOTROPY, GEOMETRY, MICROMECHANICS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE