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Parameters for Structural Analysis of Composites

Structural analysis of composites requires material properties such as elastic and strength values. Physical testing, handbook/database values, micromechanics, and classical lamination theory are all sources of these properties; but when are they valid and what are their advantages, disadvantages, hidden challenges and quirks? When you need nine unique values just to define the elastic response of a composite in three dimensions – not to mention failure parameters – the feat of acquiring these values can considerably affect your schedule, cost, and stress levels (pun intended).

In this virtual application + impact mobilization (AIM) event, we provide an overview of these sources of material properties and provide a comparison between them so that you can decide what is most appropriate for your project and how to begin.