Buckling and Post-Buckling of Composite Plates and Shells Subjected to Elevated Temperature
Effects of temperature on buckling and post-buckling behavior of reinforced and unstiffened composite plates or cylindrical shells are considered. First, equilibrium equations are formulated for a shell subjected to the simultaneous action of a thermal field and an axial loadings. These equations are used to predict a general form of the algebraic equations describing the post-buckling response of a shell. Conditions for the snap-through of a shell subjected to thermomechanical loading are formulated. As an example, the theory is applied to prediction of post-buckling response of a flat large-aspect-ratio panels reinforced in the direction of their short edges.
V. Birman and C. W. Bert, "Buckling and Post-Buckling of Composite Plates and Shells Subjected to Elevated Temperature," Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1993.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.2900823
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