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Old 04-20-2007, 10:08 PM
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Hi,

For my UAV project I'm writing an [link=http://www.scilab.org]Scilab[/link] (read: Free Matlab) program to calculate composite stresses in slender (read: RC) wings and fuselages and possibly suggest layers, layer orientation and thicknesses. Is there any interest for something like this for fellow composite airframe developers? because if there is I will make it user friendly document it and post it here.
Old 04-20-2007, 10:19 PM
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That program spounds fantastic to me. An extremely useful tool for those of us who right now are guessing what the best layup is. I'd be extrmemly interested.

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Sounds like a fun application of materials of solids!
Old 04-22-2007, 09:19 AM
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Very useful. Thanks for thinking of us.
Old 04-27-2007, 08:35 PM
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It's a bit more complicated than I thought. I don't think I'll model shear stress for now because even commercial finite element analysis programs like Strand7 still don't model the shear behavior of composite panels properly. But I can model longitudinal stress and I think in most wings this stress is the defining factor for the design.

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