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Shear buckling response of tailored, rectangular, composite platesThe concept of stiffness tailoring for improved shear buckling resistance of rectangular composite plates is investigated analytically. The tailoring involves only the redistribution of the given material with given orientations to create beneficial stiffening patterns across the planform of the plate. The resulting local nonuniformities in thickness and membrane and bending stiffness combine to change the buckling response of the plate. The weight and average membrane shear stiffness are essentially unaffected by the tailoring. Practical limitations on the degree to which the tailoring may be carried out are shown to govern most designs. Improvements in the shear buckling load on the order of 50 percent are shown possible with monolithic tailoring. Tailored sandwich concepts, in which a light-weight core material is added to keep both plate surfaces flat, can produce improvements well over 100 percent in specific buckling loads compared with uniform composite plates.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Biggers, Sherrill B.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Pageau, Stephane S.
(Clemson Univ. SC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 2 (A93-33876 1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1408
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