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Angle Ply Laminates

  1. Michael R. Piggott

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc009

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Piggott, M. R. 2011. Angle Ply Laminates. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–3.

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  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


Angle ply laminates have surprisingly good properties. They are much stronger and tougher than the pseudo-isotopic laminates used for aircraft structures. Also, they do not have problems with weak transverse layers. A design protocol for these laminates is presented for manufacture, which is readily carried out using fiber placement.


  • strength;
  • stiffness;
  • toughness;
  • laminate design;
  • organic fabrication;
  • fiber placement