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Quasi-Isotropy | Wait...what is that?

Quasi-Isotropy…wait…what is that?

What is it you ask…well, this is one of my favorite meals. A large quasi-isotropy with a side of fries and coke. LOL…but of course is isn’t…actually, this is a laminate that when constructed correctly emulates a metallic material that follows the isotropic relationship defined as: Ex= Ey = Eθ. Quantitatively this can be described using a general rule for a quasi-isotropic layup. Simply apply the following equation that defines the angle between the plies for a symmetric laminate having an identical number of plies at each orientation:

Equation: π/n → n≥3

stiffness  quasi  matrix  laminate  isotropy  composite

2018-01-07 07:24:15