Accession Number:

AD0742977

Title:

Delta-C/Delta-a Calibration of a Contoured Cantilevered Beam Specimen

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan-Apr 1971

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1972-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The contoured double cantilever beam specimen is reexamined to determine the effect of rigid extensions of the cantilever arms. The relationships between the apparent compliance, measured on the extension arm, and the true compliance, measured at the load points, are determined experimentally and compared with corrections estimated from beam theory and a linear correction method. It is shown that the correction factors required are large and can only be adequately determined by direct experiment.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE