The Challenges of Determining the Strength of Composites
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24 Nov 2020 | Contributor(s):: Michael R Wisnom
Why are there such large differences in reported strengths of composites? Some of the reasons are the definition of strength, material variability, poor test methods, and subtle variations in carrying out the tests. But there are other important factors that affect strength that are not...
Adaptive Sampling Assisted Surrogate Modeling of Initial Failure Envelopes of Composite Structures
10 Nov 2020 | Contributor(s):: Su Tian, Wenbin Yu
30 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Johnathan Goodsell
This lecture is slides for Wednesday covering fundamentals of lamina analysis, including elastic constants, experimental testing, anisotropic elasticity, stress-strain relations, plane-stress relations, elastic moduli predictions, strength predictions and comparison with experiments.