Accession Number:

ADA255380

Title:

Mechanics of Composite Materials for Spacecraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun-31 Dec 1991

Corporate Author:

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

During this seven month project efforts continued on the development of advanced analytical and numerical techniques which can be effectively combined to provide advanced thermomechanical modeling of composite materials with nonlinear constituents. The areas of emphasis during this period were development of thermoplastic and thermoviscoplastic models of composite materials using transformation strains finite element formulation of bimodal plasticity model in combination with various forms of dimensional reduction idealization control for composite materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Mechanics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE