Accession Number : ADA309960

Title :   DoD/NASA/FAA Conference (8th) on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design Held in Norfolk, Virginia on 28-30 November 1989. Part 1.

Descriptive Note : Conference pub.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Starnes, James H., Jr. ; Bohon, Herman L. ; Garzon, Sherry B.

PDF Url : ADA309960

Report Date : SEP 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 382

Abstract : The Eighth DoD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design is one of a series of conferences jointly sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy (Department of Defense), and the Federal Aviation Administration. The purpose of this series of conferences is to convene periodically key government and industry research and design engineers to present and discuss the status, problems, and requirements in the technical disciplines related to the design of composite structures. This series of conferences provides a forum for the scientific community to exchange composite structures design information and an opportunity to observe recent progress in composite structures design and technology. The Eighth DoD/NASA/FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design was held in Norfolk, Virginia during November 28-30, 1989. The conference consisted of 42 presentations by senior managers and experts in the field of composite structures. The conference was organized into six sessions that emphasized perspectives in composites (one session), applications in design (one session), concepts in design (one session), methodology in design (two sessions), and reliability in design (one session). This publication contains the papers presented in the applications in design, methodology in design, and reliability in design sessions of the conference.

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *DESIGN CRITERIA, *COMPOSITE ARMOR, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TENSILE STRENGTH, SYMPOSIA, GUN BARRELS, LAMINATES, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, CRACKS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, STIFFENING, STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), NAVAL AIRCRAFT, HOLES(OPENINGS), BUCKLING, COMBAT VEHICLES, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, TANK GUNS, TOLERANCES(MECHANICS), RIFLES, ARMORED VEHICLES, CRASHWORTHINESS, WING BOXES, COMPOSITE WINGS, RECOILLESS GUNS, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Armor
      Aircraft
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Combat Vehicles
      Guns
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE