Summary of the Discussions on Structural Design Technology
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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This paper presents the results of the discussions held during the 40th through the 42nd meeting of the Structures and Materials Panel SMP by the Structural Design Technology Group. The objective of the Group was to discuss design problems and questions created by new structures technology, guide future SMP activities towards the solution of those problems, and identify promising cooperative efforts to be accomplished within the NATO community. It is apparent that the Structural Design Technology Group fulfilled, in all respects, the goals that were initially established. The technologies that are the basis for the majority of concerns expressed during the total life of the Group are Composite Structures, Fracture Mechanics and the new USAF Safety Design philosophy. It is recommended that a cooperative program be established in the SMP to gather, analyze and disseminate existing crack propagation data for various structures fabricated from conventional and composite materials. Final output would be a source of data for the structural designer.
- Laminates and Composite Materials