Composite Force Application
Hi,
I know this is a very basic question but still, I need some clarifications. Let's say I have an 8ply rectangular composite and is subjected to 52kN of axial force on the crosssectional area. However, I modelled the composite in shell and assigned the thickness properties in HyperLaminate.
The question is when I apply the force of 52kN on the edge of the shell, will each and every ply will be subjected to 52kN OR the 52kN force must be divided (let's say 9 edges) before assigning to the shell ? I am confused with this so your help will be much appreciated.
Thanks.
Answers

Hi Evan,
I never really did something to find out what is the load distribution like.
But the strongest will take more load compared to the others.
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