Case Studies

  • O. O. Ochoa
  • J. N. Reddy
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 7)


In this chapter we discuss the results of specific composite structural problems that are analyzed using the theories and computational models developed in the previous chapters. The objective of these case studies is to bring out certain physical features that influence design of composite structures. While the conclusions drawn in each case apply to that particular problem, they are valuable in the design of similar laminates.


Composite Laminate Failure Load Gauss Point Shear Stress Distribution Transverse Shear Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. O. Ochoa
    • 1
  • J. N. Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityTexasUSA

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