Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 59–63 | Cite as

Automation of calculation of the strength and failure of structures made of composite materials

  • R. B. Rikards


Composite Material 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Rikards
    • 1
  1. 1.Riga Polytechnical InstituteUSSR

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