Title

Non-Linear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Heated Laminated Plates: A Finite Element Approach

Abstract

The static and dynamic thermoelastic responses of laminated plates have been investigated by the use of a shear flexible finite element model. The model accounts for large deflections of the plate and non-uniform distributions of temperature. A nine-noded isoparametric element is implemented to obtain the numerical solutions. The validity of the model is demonstrated by comparison with solutions available in the literature. A wide variety of results are presented for the non-linear response of rectangular and circular plates under thermal and thermo-mechanical loads. The influences of anisotropy, the boundary conditions, aspect ratio, rotary inertia and stacking sequence on the thermally induced response are studied.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Laminated Plate; Thermo-Mechanical Analysis; Shear Deformation; Geometric Non-Linearity; Finite Element Model

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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