The usual methods for composite analysis such as the rule of mixtures, laminated plate theory, and statistical methods assume the properties for the composite materials are the same in tension or compression. There are materials where this same property assumption will not hold, as the tension and compression properties are different. An iterative, Strength of Materials, method was developed for the design of composite beams, whose individual layers have properties that vary in tension and compression. The results from this iterative scheme agreed with similar finite element models.

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    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
    1209 E 2nd Street
    Tucson, AZ  United States  85721-0072
  • Authors:
    • Rice, J M
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  • Publication Date: 1996-1


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 245-255

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  • Accession Number: 00762467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1999 12:00AM