Laminate Thickness to Strength?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by LMB, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. LMB
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    LMB Junior Member

    Without getting really technical what is the general relationship of laminate thickness to strength? For example when you compare a 1/8" thick panel to 1/4" panel, does twice as thick equate twice as strong? For this purpose lets define strength as load capacity before failure. All other things being equal such as resin and fabric.
     
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  3. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    Depend how you interprate strength ! Or is it stiffness you are looking for ?? :?::confused::D:p
     
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