Reference: Abbott, Richard. Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures 3 Edition, 2019.
This section is in part based on the following references:
(NACA-TN-306, 1929), (NACA-TN-2163, 1950), (AFFDL-TR-69-42, 1986)
These analysis methods are applicable to isotropic materials. These methods can be adopted for composite laminate materials as long as the structures being analyzed are close to quasi-isotropic. Any application of analysis methodologies developed for isotropic materials applied to composite laminar structures must be confirmed by test as soon as is practical.