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Inserts and attachments can be molded in. Appreciation is hereby expressed to James T. Therefore, it is important to determine the important natural frequencies, and this will be discussed later. The hull structures most commonly used are frame single-skin, uniframed monocoque and sandwich constructions. Pigmented gel coats can be used to produce a smooth, colorful surface.

Propellers for naval ships and submarines have traditionally been made of a nickel-aluminum-bronze alloy because of the requirements for corrosion resistance and high yield strength. The location and magnitude of the maximum stresses.

In the wet method, the fiber picks up the low viscosity resin either by passing through a trough or from a metered application system. Both the stress and strain tensors are symmetric, i.

In this case the stress and strength are taken at the locations of maximum stress in each principle direction. Composed of a continuous skeletal matrix filled by a second material. In some cases the addition of the words microscopic and macroscopic are added to describe the level of material characterization. Once it is cured, it is in a final rigid configuration and there is nothing that will change it short of a failure of the matrix.

In performing these calculations a few general concepts can be used. The strains occurring in an elastic body have the same subscripts as the stress components but are of two types. This provides a structure with high thermal insulation, lightweight and corrosion resistance. Reinforcement mat or woven roving is placed in the bottom half of the mold, which is then closed and clamped.

The principal difference lies in the temperatures maintained in various areas of the system. Usually buckling is synonymous with collapse and termination of the usefulness of the structure. Fortunately, there is no actual material that has eighty-one elastic constants. Other benefits include that the mast structure encloses all major antennas and other sensitive electronic equipment, protecting then from the elements and thus reducing maintenance. The demand for high performance fibers is increasing in order to reduce weight, gain speed and save fuel.

Examples are helicopter tail booms and rotor blades, wind turbine blades and aircraft cowls. This process is practical only with female molds. Appreciation is also expressed to Dr. This calculation indicates whether the structure is adequately stiff.

In the wet method

Furthermore, one must also define the level or scale of material characterization to adequately describe such systems for discussion. Again, the material presented is an introduction to the subject which is rapidly changing and developing.

Both the stress