Technical Articles and Engineering Guidance

Engineering solutions and guidance for the design and stress engineer. Leverage technical articles to facilitate and expedite engineering tasks. Search and procure information expeditiously by exploiting web-centric database containing thousands of technical articles. Download free software to assist in the quantification of composite and metallic related problems.

Posts tagged 'deflection'

Is your Laminate Special?

Is your laminate special?

I would like to think that all my laminates are special…and I’m sure that, well, all of your laminates are special too. Hmmm…this is starting to sound like an intervention! Well, not quite…what I’m actually referring to is a type of layup that excludes the use of angle plies, greatly simplifying an upfront analysis and allowing for the use of a closed-form solution (you mean no FEA!). You’re kidding right! No…in fact I’m not…I’m referring to laminate construct commonly referred to as Specially Orthotropic.

theory  plate  orthotropic  deflection  analysis

2017-11-18 08:31:57
 
Quick-Pick Article
  • 25 Aug 2018, 01.08
    Make that overlap length as long as possible…the longer the better I always say…we don’t want the bonded joint to fail…s ...