Accession Number : ADA309250

Title :   Anisotropic Curved Panel Analysis,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins, D. J.

PDF Url : ADA309250

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : An analysis of laminated composite cylindrically curved shells has been formulated and incorporated into digital computer procedure SS8. Many discrete effects were considered, including ring and stringer stiffening, by implementing a Rayleigh Ritz energy analysis. The procedure solves static deflection, buckling, and natural frequency problems. The results of an extensive experimental program for graphite epoxy and boron epoxy shells are included.

Descriptors :   *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *STRENGTH(MECHANICS), *AIRCRAFT PANELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, STIFFENING, DEFLECTION, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), RESONANT FREQUENCY, CURVATURE, ANISOTROPY, EPOXY LAMINATES, STATICS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE