Accession Number:

ADA250080

Title:

Compressive Response of Debonded Thick Composite Shells Including the Effects of Transient Moisture Sorption

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Two important issues associated with structural integrity of composite shells are the prediction of the conditions for the loss of stability and the question accurately assessing the behavior of the structure in the presence of defects. Two other issues that are included in this project are a study of the growth of internal delaminations, and an investigation of the effect of the hygroscopic environment in the context of predicting the combined effects of moisture sorption and external compression with respect to the stress and deformation fields.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE