The Use of Proper Shear Moduli in the Analysis of Laminated Composites

    Volume 6, Issue 1 (April 1984)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 3


    Griffin, OH
    Member of technical staff, Bendix Advanced Technology Center, Columbia, MD

    Abstract

    In this report, a fully three-dimensional finite-element analysis of residual curing stresses in cross-ply graphite/epoxy composite laminates is performed, and the error introduced by the common assumption of equality of all shear moduli and certain Poisson's ratios is examined. In particular, interlaminar stresses near the laminate midplane are presented. The error introduced by the assumption of coefficient equality will be shown to be significant only in the interlaminar shear stresses and insignificant in other stress components.


    Paper ID: CTR10879J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10879J

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    Title The Use of Proper Shear Moduli in the Analysis of Laminated Composites
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D30