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Composite Sandwich Plate Calculator

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License:  GNU Public license.

Description:  This spreadsheet allows you to design simple composite sandwich panel systems.  The spreadsheet allows any combination of composite materials and layups.

  • Select from multiple available failure criteria.
  • Unlimited variation of ply thickness and orientation
  • Multiple failure theories to select from
  • Output summarized as simple safety factors

Be aware that the spreadsheet only provides instructions for how to use the spreadsheet.  It does not provide any of the theory behind the calculations.  Use with caution and understand the limits of the composite laminate theories before using this spreadsheet.