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Local reinforcement of a plate


The use of such reinforcements is to reinforce loaded and unloaded ‘stress-raisers’ in components in such a way that the loading in the areas of concern is not higher than in the other areas of the component. Interesting uses are the local reinforcement (or plaster) of large composite components like car and aircraft structures that have local connections to other structures.


In order to reach a state of constant stress with plasters, they need to be adapted to the special load case and the component-specific factors. The illustrations show the flow of the fibres on the plaster components for bi-axial and uni-axial tensile load. It is recognisable that the different fibre patterns are necessary for the different load cases.

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