Strain Responses of Composite Based Aircraft Parts Composite materials are being used in more and more applications. Composite materials are used in aerospace, automotive and even sport based applications. It is now estimated that 8 million tons of composites are being used a year(Gupta and Cho,2010,p.25). The use of composites in aircraft parts is becoming increasingly common. However, any part of an aircraft will be subjected to a range of temperature and mechanical stresses. For example, in “Strain Concentrations in Notched Laminates Under Bending” Timothy C. Kennedy and Sergio G. Arias note, “The design of aircraft structures made of composite materials is heavily influenced by damage tolerance requirements”(Kennedy and...The end:
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