Accession Number : ADP000092

Title :   Current Research on Shear Buckling and Thermal Loads with PASCO: Panel Analysis and Sizing Code,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stroud,W. Jefferson ; Greene,William H. ; Anderson,Melvin S.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A computer program PASCO for obtaining the detailed dimensions optimum (least mass) stiffened composite structural panels is described. Design requirements in terms of inequality constraints can be placed on buckling loads or vibration frequencies lamina stresses and strains, and overall panel stiffness for each of many load conditions. General panel cross sections can be treated.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer applications, *Structural analysis, *Buckling, *Thermal stresses, *Panels, Structural mechanics, Structural engineering, Computer aided design, Optimization, Sizes(Dimensions), Lightweight, Composite structures, Stiffness, Requirements, Loads(Forces), Vibration, Frequency, Shear properties, Stresses, Strain(Mechanics)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE