A New Approach to Creating Composite Materials Elastic Property Database With Uncertainty Estimation Using a Combination of Mechanical and Thermal Expansion Tests Paper no. PVP2010-26144 pp. 771-776 (6 pages) doi:10.1115/PVP2010-26144 ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference (PVP2010) July 18–22, 2010 , Bellevue, Washington, USA Sponsor: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 6, Parts A and B ISBN: 978-0-7918-49255 You are not logged into the ASME Digital Library. Log in Buy a full-text PDF (583 kB) of this Paper (US$25) ABSTRACT Author(s): Jose Daniel D. Melo Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil Jeffrey T. Fong In composite structural design, a fundamental requirement is to furnish thedesigner with a set of elastic constants. For example, to design for a given temperature a laminate consisting of transversely isotropic fiber-reinforced laminae, we need five independent elastic constants of
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