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    Design Allowables of Advanced Composites Determined by Use of a Computer Data Bank System

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    A composite materials data bank system has been developed to store large amounts of test data. At present, extensive test data have been stored for A-S/3501 graphite/epoxy, 5.6 boron/6061 aluminum, and HT-S/710 graphite/polyimide. The data bank is an interactive computer software with cost-effective capabilities for performing a variety of analyses, including prediction intervals, confidence intervals, design allowables, and Weibull allowables. Printer plots are available for presenting raw test data or a variety of analytical results, including superimposed results, on a computer terminal for quick reference.


    composite materials, graphite/epoxy, graphite/polyimide, boron/aluminum, test data, orthotropism, computers, data bank, material properties

    Author Information:

    Wang, G
    Data systems specialist, General Dynamics Data Systems Services, San Diego, Calif.

    Spier, EE
    Design specialist, General Dynamics Convair Division, San Diego, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36903S