Accession Number:

ADA094737

Title:

Instability of Short Circular Cylindrical Laminated Composite Shells under Pure Bending.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Short cylindrical shells made from symmetrical laminated advanced composites were analyzed with the intent of examining the effects of certain shell properties on shell instability. Four laminates were considered over a range of length to radius ratio of 12 to 10. Reinforcing fiber stiffness was also varied so that the effects of stiffening the laminates could be observed. Shell bending bifurcation analysis was performed using the STAGS-C computer code with a kinematic end rotation applied to the shell to produce the desired shell bending. Axial compression bifurcation comparison runs were also made using the STAGS-C program.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE