Emphasis in the paper is placed on establishing the validity of employing photoelastic composite models to study assumptions used in composite-material analysis. Two approaches for the derivation of material constants for plane-stress layered composite materials are presented. Basic assumptions of the theories are studied. The theoretical and experimental equivalent moduli for test specimens loaded in tension and in shear are also compared.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering