Accession Number:

AD0758752

Title:

Calculation of Elastic Properties of GRP Laminates Used in Ship Construction,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT DUNFERMLINE (SCOTLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

A review is made of methods currently available for calculating the elastic properties of fibre-reinforced composites. Details are given of a computer program, based on the methods discussed, which can be used to calculate elastic constants governing the membrane and flexural behaviour of laminates formed by any number of unidirectional plies having arbitrary thickness, orientation and fibrematrix properties. Provision is made for treatment of cloth laminates. Calculations have been carried out for some ship-type GRP laminates and results are presented illustrating the influence on laminate performance of such variables as glass content, fibre and resin moduli, fibre orientation and fibre contiguity. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE