Accession Number:

ADA112218

Title:

Design of Composite Material Structures for Buckling - An Evaluation of the State-of-the-Art

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1976-Oct 1980

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

Composite materials have favorable stiffnessweight and strength weight ratios. Since the technology is relatively new and use of such materials introduces special problems, there has been some reluctance among designers to adopt composites in primary structures, particularly for buckling critical components. The purpose of the review of the literature presented in this report is to illustrate the special problems connected with use of composites. The body of the report summarizes the conclusions the author felt could be based on the available material. The Appendix contains an annotated bibliography, listing 95 references on the subject.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE