Accession Number:

ADA303568

Title:

Non-Linear Behavior of Fiber Composite Laminates.

Descriptive Note:

Contract rept.,

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

The non-linear behavior of fiber composite laminates which result from lamina non-linear characteristics was examined. The analysis uses a Ramberg-Osgood representation of the lamina transverse and shear stress strain curves in conjunction with deformation theory to describe the resultant laminate non-linear behavior. A laminate having an arbitrary number of oriented layers and subjected to a general state of membrane stress was treated. Parametric results and comparison with experimental data and prior theoretical results are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE