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Significance and Use
The purpose of a laminate orientation code is to provide a simple, easily understood method of describing the lay-up of a laminate. The laminate orientation code is based largely on a combination of industry practice and the codes used in the NASA/DOD Advanced Composites Design Guide, MIL-HDBK-17-2F, and ISO 1268-1.
The braiding orientation code provides similar information for a two-dimensional braid, based largely on Standard Test Methods for Textile Composites.
1.1 This practice establishes orientation codes for continuous-fiber-reinforced composite materials. Orientation codes are explicitly provided for two-dimensional laminates and braids. The laminate code may also be used for filament-wound materials. A method is included for presenting subscript information in computerized formats that do not permit subscript notation.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3518/D3518M Test Method for In-Plane Shear Response of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials by Tensile Test of a 45 Laminate
D3878 Terminology for Composite Materials
E1309 Guide for Identification of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Matrix Composite Materials in Databases
Other DocumentsISO1268-1 Fibre-reinforced Plastics--Methods of Producing Test Plates--Part 1: General Conditions, Annex Stacking Designation Systems Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 65.020.20 (Plant growing)