Accession Number : ADP000093

Title :   PANDA--Interactive Computer Program for Preliminary Minimum Weight Design of Composite or Elastic-Plastic, Stiffened Cylindrical Panels and Shells under Combined In-Plane Loads,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bushnell,David

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An analysis and an interactive computer program are described through which minimum weight designs of composite, stiffned, cylindrical panels can be obtained subject to general and local buckling constraints and stresses and strain constraints. The panels are subjected to arbitrary combinations of in-plane axial, circumferential, and shear resultants.

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer aided design, *Panels, *Shells(Structural Forms), *Loads(Forces), Structural engineering, Structural analysis, Structural mechanics, Stiffened cylinders, Lightweight, Composite structures, Elastic properties, Plastic properties, Buckling, Stresses, Strain(Mechanics), Shear properties, Optimization, Modular construction

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE