STP972: An Experimental Study of a Curved Composite Panel with a Cutout

    Palazotto, AN
    Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 1988


    This paper is an attempt to compare a set of experimental measurements on a panel with a symmetrically positioned cutout to values determined through a nonlinear finite element program. The comparison shows the sensitivity of the panel to a varying boundary condition produced by the restraints associated with the experimental structure. The finite element program used is STAGS C-1.


    composite material, collapse load, experimentation, panels, cutouts

    Paper ID: STP26135S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26135S

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