This work reviews the current computer-aided technology and manufacturing techniques utilized in the design of structures made of polymer-matrix composite materials. Currently-available microcomputer programs based on laminate theory and well-established principles for the prediciton of properties of composite materials are detailed. The benefits and limitations of specific microcomputer programs are compared.
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Material selection for design; fabrication considerations; analytic programs; woven fabric composites - computer-aided design, fabrications and structural analysis; buckling of composite structures; design for impact resistance; design of joints in composite structures; finite elements for analysis of composite structures.
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---Materials & Manufacture