# Book recommendations? Structural design?

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#### Winginitt

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Ever thought about attending one of the EAA workshops on composites ? Might get some good contacts there that can answer questions for you later in addition to some first hand training.

#### Hephaestus

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And if you do wrong, you can blame that bloody piece of software. All is ok, if you know how to use it..

This text is quite interesting on composite design : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a232422.pdf
Yeah I found a few of these yesterday. I'm going to wade through them one at a time.

Didn't realize how useful masters thesis's can be. Have 3 I found yesterday that appear to walk through the full design and load calculations of UAVs with xps foam cores and composite over.

One was the source of the Helius question as it was modeled there then the layup was calculated by hand to verify.

Yeah there's always the garbage in/out worry with FEA. But there's also the RAF ply schedules to reality check against (similar weight speed range and mission to the varieze) - there's some comfort to be had if it 'looks' right.

Ever thought about attending one of the EAA workshops on composites ? Might get some good contacts there that can answer questions for you later in addition to some first hand training.

#### stanislavz

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the full design and load calculations of UAVs with xps foam cores and composite over
Share it for open knowledge

#### Hephaestus

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I already told someone else I'd dig up which link it was (I must have downloaded 25?) once I actually see if it makes sense. Some of the ones that looked good at first are pure sh.. .. t.