One thick filament-wound composite in the form of a large thick-walled cylinder with locally orthorhombic symmetry has been measured by ultrasonic velocity to calculate its elastic moduli. The basic assumption was that small sections of the composite could be treated as a homogeneous body analogous to a crystal for ultrasonic propagation. The experimental work and the results as best expressing homogeneous body theory are presented. Because of the high anisotropy with the normal to the layers (the three-direction) much different from the axial and hoop directions, it was necessary to calculate slowness surfaces with approximate values of c13 and c23 in order to find the directions of the Poynting vectors to use in making actual measurements on c12 and c13.
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