Stresses in Open Section Fiber Reinforced Composite Beams Under Constant Shear Loading

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by Albert G. Zvarick, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,
Thomas A. Cruse, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics:

Abstract: A strength of materials approach from the ply level is used to derive expressions for stresses in statically determinate open section composite beams subjected to constant shear loading. Torsion is considered, but limited to 'small' angles of twist. Full coupling effects are considered. Constrained warping and shear deflections are not considered.

Subject Headings: Composite beams | Shear strength | Shear stress | Fiber reinforced composites | Structural strength | Load factors |

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