Senior engineer, Structures Technology, Boeing Aerospace Company, Seattle, WA
Graduate student, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Senior research scientist, Applied Materials Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Data generated while heating several cross-ply graphiteepoxy tubes on one side, along their lengths, and cooling them on the other side are presented. This heating arrangement produces a circumferential temperature gradient, and the data show that the gradient can be represented by a cosinusoidal temperature distribution. The thermally induced bending deflections caused by the temperature gradient are also presented.
Paper ID: CTR10422J