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Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 185–192 | Cite as

Effect of end attachment on the strength of fiber-reinforced composite cylinders

Paper studies both analytically and experimentally the effect of varying degrees of end fixity on the strength of composite cylindrical characterization specimens
  • J. M. Whitney
  • G. C. Grimes
  • P. H. Francis
Article

Abstract

The effect of end fixity on the strength of composite cylindrical characterization specimens subjected to axisymmetric loading is studied both analytically and experimentally. Flügge's shell theory in conjunction with the maximum-strain criterion is used to study the effect of end moments and load introduction on tube strength. Analytical results are compared to data obtained on graphite/epoxy fiber-reinforced tubes and flat specimens.

Keywords

Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Shell Theory Flat Specimen Composite Cylinder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Whitney
    • 1
  • G. C. Grimes
    • 2
  • P. H. Francis
    • 3
  1. 1.Nonmetallic Materials DivisionAir Force Materials Laboratory
  2. 2.Department of Structural ResearchSouthwest Research InstituteSan Antonio
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical SciencesSouthwest Research InstituteSan Antonio

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