Progressive matrix cracking in off-axis plies of a general symmetric laminateA generalized shear-lag model is derived to determine the average through-the-thickness stress state present in a layer undergoing transverse matrix cracking, by extending the method of Lee and Daniels (1991) to a general symmetric multilayered system. The model is capable of considering cracking in layers of arbitrary orientation, states of general in-plane applied loading, and laminates with a general symmetric stacking sequence. The model is included in a computer program designed for probabilistic laminate analysis, and the results are compared to those determined with the ply drop-off technique.
Thomas, David J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Wetherhold, Robert C. (New York State Univ. Buffalo, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993
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. 3 (A93-33876 1
AIAA PAPER 93-1494
IDRelationTitle19930049879Analytic PrimaryAIAA/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. Pts. 1-6