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A preliminary damage tolerance methodology for composite structuresThe certification experience for the primary, safety-of-flight composite structure applications on the F-16 is discussed. The rationale for the selection of delamination as the major issue for damage tolerance is discussed, as well as the modeling approach selected. The development of the necessary coupon-level data base is briefly summarized. The major emphasis is on the description of a full-scale fatigue test where delamination growth was obtained to demonstrate the validity of the selected approach. A summary is used to review the generic features of the methodology.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Wilkins, D. J.
(General Dynamics Corp. Fort Worth, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center Failure Anal. and Mech. of Failure of Fibrous Composite Struct.
Subject Category
Composite Materials
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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