Finite Element Analysis of Stiffened Laminated Plates under Transverse Loading
A finite element model is developed to study the behavior of stiffened laminated plates under transverse loadings. Transverse shear flexibility is incorporated in both beam and plate displacement fields. A laminated plate element with 45 degrees of freedom is used in conjunction with a laminated beam element having 12 degrees of freedom for the bending analysis of eccentrically-stiffened laminated plates. The validity of the formulation is demonstrated by comparing with the available solutions in the literature. The numerical results are presented for eccentrically-stiffened layered plates having various boundary conditions and with stiffeners varying in number.
M. Kolli and K. Chandrashekhara, "Finite Element Analysis of Stiffened Laminated Plates under Transverse Loading," Composites Science and Technology, Elsevier, Jan 1996.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0266-3538(96)00086-3
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Finite Element Analysis; Laminated Plates; Transverse Loading
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