Accession Number : ADA306352

Title :   Interactive Program in Advanced Composites Technology: Program Review, Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 71-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cruse, T. A.

PDF Url : ADA306352

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The Carnegie-Mellon University team has completed the second two year program in advanced composites technology. The program has had significant impact in several areas as the CMU team, working closely with the engineers at General Dynamics, Convair Aerospace Division, Fort Worth, has continued work on several projects. The work reported herein included: continuing development of university-industry interaction; development of educational material including reports on manufacturing methods, Weibull statistics, and stresses due to an elliptical hole in an anisotropic plate; and, advanced research into synthesis procedures for mechanically fastened joints and elastic fracture mechanics for laminated composite plates. The research projects demonstrate useful design capabilities, new analystic and numerical results, and experimental data.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, WEIBULL DENSITY FUNCTIONS, LAMINATES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FABRICATION, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), PLATES, HOLES(OPENINGS), ALUMINUM, ANISOTROPY, TITANIUM, LEADING EDGES, CURING, BORON, FASTENINGS, SKIN(STRUCTURAL), SPLICES, JOINTS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, TRAILING EDGES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE