Accession Number : ADP001253

Title :   Property Degradation Approach to Cumulative Damage Modeling of Advanced Composites,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ulman,D. A. ; Stinchomb,W. W. ; Reifsnider,K. L.

Report Date : APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Report Objective: To develop a cumulative damage model for advanced composite materials that is capable of predicting the strength, stiffness, and life of an arbitrary composite laminate when subjected to variety of complex load histories.

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Strength(Mechanics), *Mechanical properties, *Mathematical models, Loads(Forces), Damage, Models, Stiffness, Life expectancy(Service life), Tensile properties, Cracking(Fracturing), Transverse, Degradation, Charts, Mathematical prediction, Graphs, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE