AA-SB-001: Analysis And Design Of Composite And Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures

Third Edition

6.1.1 Centroid (x ̅,y ̅)

Reference: Abbott, Richard. Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures 3 Edition, 2019

The centroid of a shape represents the point about which the area of the section is evenly distributed. The centroidal distance is the distance from the centroid of a cross section to the extreme fiber.

Figure 6.1.1‑1: Definition of Centroid and Centroidal Distance

Centroid by Integration:

Centroid by Area Moment Summation for a Composite Area:

6.1.1 Centroid (x ̅,y ̅)

Reference: Abbott, Richard. Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures 3 Edition, 2019

The centroid of a shape represents the point about which the area of the section is evenly distributed. The centroidal distance is the distance from the centroid of a cross section to the extreme fiber.

Figure 6.1.1‑1: Definition of Centroid and Centroidal Distance

Centroid by Integration:

Centroid by Area Moment Summation for a Composite Area: