A PRELIMINARY STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF REINFORCED PLASTIC COLUMN MEMBERS FOR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE DEPT OF AEROPHYSICS
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Empirical formulas for predicting the critical buckling stress of fiber glass reinforced plastic columns have been obtained. On the basis of these buckling formulas, structural efficiency of fiber glass reinforced plastic column members of different cross sections is compared with other commonly used structural alloys. The efficiency parameter used for comparison is derived on the minimum weight design considerations.
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