Miller, R. J.
Engineer scientist specialistResearch and Development Directorate, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company-Western. Division, Santa Monica, Calif.
Pages: 10 Published: Jan 1969
A method of reducing moment and shear loads which occur at end plugs during compression tests of composite ortho-tropic cylinders by external radial pressure is presented. The primary goal is to reduce the interlaminar shear stress to a permissible level and reduce the bending stresses of the cylinder to a negligible amount. The need to reduce the interlaminar shear stress is a result of the generally low shear strength of resin used in composite laminates.
composite materials, compression, cylinder, fiber glass, filament, interlaminar shear, pressure, epoxy laminates, stress, evaluation, tests
Paper ID: STP49813S