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Author Topic: Characteristic Distance Do (Tension and Compression)  (Read 5000 times)

Stressed

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Characteristic Distance Do (Tension and Compression)
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:05:54 AM »
The value of characteristic distance (Do) for tension and compression is not the same value.   Can HyperSizer accommodate a both tension and compression values for Do.
David Johnson
Hitech Global Solutions Inc

Rocketman007

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Re: Characteristic Distance Do (Tension and Compression)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:16:43 AM »
Hypersizer Version 5.7.6 is programmed to include one value of Do, and is applicable for both tension and compression.

A work around is to determine the critical loading condition and modify Do as appropriate.

A future HyperSizer revision could include the capability of both tension and compression values of Do and may also include a value of  Do dependent on the percentage of 45 deg or 0 deg plies. These Do values would also be component based.