Fittings and pressurized structures

Course subject(s) 14. Fittings and pressurized structures

In this fourteenth and final lecture of the series prof. C. Kassapoglou covers various methods of connecting structures to another, as well as an example of a composite panel under a distributed load.

The lecture begins with a description of different connection methods and their uses. The first of these methods to be discussed in detail is tension clips, followed by shear clips, a similar method used for shear loading transfer. Next lugs are discussed, and their various modes of loading and failure.

An example is then given of a composite panel under a distributed pressure load, which is solved by using the linear solution from Fourier series. This solution is then compared with a more detailed handbook solution provided by ESDU. Finally he concludes the lecture series by covering rules of thumb for when you are designing with composites.

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