By Robert M. Jones (auth.), I. H. Marshall (eds.)
The papers contained herein have been offered on the First foreign convention on Composite buildings held at Paisley university of know-how, Paisley, Scotland, in September 1981. This convention used to be organised and subsidized by way of Paisley collage of know-how in organization with The establishment of Mechanical Engineers and The nationwide Engineering Laboratory (UK). There could be no doubt that, inside of engineering circles, using composite fabrics has revolutionised conventional layout options. the facility to tailor-make a fabric to fit triumphing environmental stipulations while conserving enough reinforcement to resist utilized loading is definitely an enticing proposition. major weight mark downs is also accomplished by way of advantage of the excessive strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight features of, for instance, fibrous types of composite fabrics. Such reductions are in actual fact of paramount significance in transportation engineering and particularly airplane and aerospace functions. besides this enormous structural strength the engineer needs to settle for an elevated complexity of study. All too frequently some time past this has dissuaded the fashion designer from contemplating composite fabrics as a possible, or certainly higher, substitute to conventional engineering fabrics. Inherent prejudices in the engineering occupation have additionally contributed, in no small approach, to a definite wariness in appreciating the benefits of composites. despite the fact that, the aptitude merits of composite fabrics are inescapable. The final twenty years have noticeable a lovely elevate within the use of composites in almost each quarter of engineering, from the excessive know-how v vi Preface aerospace program to the fewer hard structural cladding situation.
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The strength predictions for the loaded hole case are close to the experimental results. INTRODUCTION With the increasing demand for composite materials and their wide use in highly stressed lightweight constructions, it has become important to develop a deep insight into the failure of composite bolted joints. There have been several investigations on the strength analysis of bolted joints.
AFWAL-TR-80-401O, March 1980. SONI, 48 Dale W. Wilson and R. Byron Pipes 4. HARRIS, H. G. and OJALVO, I. U. Simplified three-dimensional analysis of mechanically fastened joints, Proceedings of the Army Symposium on Solid Mechanics, AMMRC MS74-8, September 1974. 5. JONG, THEa DE, Stresses around pin-loaded holes in elastically orthotropic or isotropic plates, J. Composite Materials, 11, 1977, July, p. 313. 6. OPLINGER, D. W. and GANDHI, R. R. Stresses in mechanically fastened orthotropic laminates, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Fibrous Composites in Flight Vehicle Design, Dayton, Ohio, May 21--4, 1974.
5). In order to discriminate between the performance of like-materials in use, we have found it essential to operate test methods which can rapidly assess fibre length, dispersion and orientation, and relate these to observed mechanical properties. e. not just the gross material performance; to generate test data of use both to the material supplier and the component designer or producer. I£NOl A VINYL ESTE R - . - TfRAPHTHALATE ........ ISOPHTHALATE - 12() 0 _ ORT~T HAUTE ' ' '. '" '\ , ' .......
Composite Structures by Robert M. Jones (auth.), I. H. Marshall (eds.)