Accession Number : ADA311486

Title :   The Analysis of a Z-Fiber Reinforced Plate.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Sep 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV WARMINSTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Barrett, David J.

PDF Url : ADA311486

Report Date : 11 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Z-fiber reinforcement is being examined for its ability to increase the through-the-thickness strength of advanced composite laminates, joints and structural interfaces. This report describes the results of an analysis effort that had the goal of developing an understanding of the mechanics of z-fiber reinforcement. Specific issues that were addressed in these analyses include thermal loadings, crack initiation, crack growth and load transfer.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *FIBER REINFORCEMENT, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THICKNESS, INTERFACES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, LAMINATES, LOADS(FORCES), CRACKING(FRACTURING), CRACK PROPAGATION, PLATES, STRENGTH(GENERAL), TRANSFER, JOINTS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE