SAMPE'95: Proc.Int.SAMPE Conference, 1995
I.C. Skrna-Jakl and F.G. Rammerstorfer
Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Stiffened composite structures have become an important structural
application of composite materials and they are progressively introduced
into primary aero-space structures.
The present study aims at pointing out failure prone regions in integrally
stiffened composite structures by numerically investigating their mechanical
Special attention is given to the determination of interlaminar stresses,
free edge effects and the failure behavior in the skin-stringer transition.