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Interlaminar Stresses in Composite Laminates Under Uniform Axial Extension

  • R. Byron Pipes
  • N. J. Pagano
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 34)

Abstract

The response of a finite-width composite laminate under uniform axial strain is treated through the application of classical elasticity theory. Finite-difference solution techniques are employed to obtain solutions for stresses and displacements throughout the region. Results for material properties typical of a high modulus graphite-epoxy composite material system are presented which explain the mechanism of shear transfer within a symmetric laminate. In addition, results of this work are compared to those given in a recent approximate formulation.

Keywords

Material Point Laminate Thickness Lamination Theory Interlaminar Stress Classical Elasticity Theory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Byron Pipes
    • 1
  • N. J. Pagano
    • 2
  1. 1.General Dynamics CorporationFort WorthUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Materials Laboratory Nonmetallic Materials DivisionWright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA

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