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    Composite Structures: Theory and Practice

    Grant P, Rousseau C
    Published: 2001

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    This comprehensive new ASTM publication reflects the latest worldwide research in composite structures technology, and specifically focuses on structural certification and qualification concerns. 29 peer-reviewed papers, written by academia, government, and industry experts, are divided into the following sections:

    • Structural Damage Tolerance

    • Skin-Stringer Behavior

    • Rotorcraft and Propeller Structural Qualification Issues

    • Bolted Joint Analysis

    • Test Methods

    • Strength Prediction

    • Environmental Effects

    This publication will be of interest to

    • Engineers and Designers involved with Composite Materials and Structures

    • Civil Engineers

    • Aerospace, Auto, and Marine Engineers, and Designers

    • Academics

    Table of Contents

    USAF Experience in the Qualification of Composite Structures

    A Review of Some Key Developments in the Analysis of the Effects of Impact Upon Composite Structures

    Certification Cost Reduction Using Compression-After-Impact Testing

    Mechanisms and Modeling of Delamination Growth and Failure of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Skin-Stringer Panels

    Parametric Study of Three-Stringer Panel Compression-After-lmpact Strength

    A Method for Calculating Strain Energy Release Rates in Preliminary Design of Composite Skin/Stringer Debonding Under Multiaxial Loading

    Fail-safe Approach for the V-22 Composite Proprotor Yoke

    RAH-66 Comanche Building Block Structural Qualification Program

    The Effects of Marcel Defects on Composite Structural Properties

    Influence of Ply Waviness on Fatigue Life of Tapered Composite Flexbeam Laminates

    Structural Qualification of Composite Propeller Blades Fabricated by the Resin Transfer Molding Process

    Three-Dimensional Stress Analysis and Failure Prediction in Filled Hole Laminates

    Damage-Tolerance-Based Design of Bolted Composite Joints

    Open Hole Compression Strength and Failure Characterization in Carbon/Epoxy Tape Laminates

    The Influence of Fastener Clearance Upon the Failure of Compression-Loaded Composite Bolted Joints

    Characterizing Delamination Growth in a 0°/45° Interface

    New Experiments Suggest that All Shear and Some Tensile Failure Processes are Inappropriate Subjects for ASTM Standards

    Effect of Friction on the Perceived Mode II Delamination Toughness from Three- and Four-Point Bend End-Notched Flexure Tests

    Finite Element Analysis of Delamination Growth in a Multidirectional Composite ENF Specimen

    Comparison of Designs of CFRP-Sandwich T-Joints for Surface-Effect Ships Based on Acoustic Emission Analysis from Load Tests

    Development of a Test Method for Closed-Cross-Section Composite Laminates Subjected to Compression Loading

    Tension Pull-off and Shear Test Methods to Characterize 3-D Textile Reinforced Bonded Composite Tee-Joints

    What the Textbooks Won't Teach You About Interactive Composite Failure Criteria

    Curved Laminated Beams Subjected to Shear Loads, Moments, and Temperature Changes

    Damage, Stiffness Loss, and Failure in Composite Structures

    Compressive Strength of Production Parts Without Compression Testing

    Environmental Effects on Bonded Graphite/Bismaleimide Structural Joints

    Accelerated Tests of Environmental Degradation in Composite Materials

    The Effects of Initial Imperfections on the Buckling of Composite Cylindrical Shells

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D30

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1383-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5449-0

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2862-0