Non-Linear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Heated Laminated Plates: A Finite Element Approach
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.
K. Chandrashekhara and R. Tenneti, "Non-Linear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Heated Laminated Plates: A Finite Element Approach," Composites Science and Technology, Elsevier, Jan 1994.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0266-3538(94)90159-7
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Laminated Plate; Thermo-Mechanical Analysis; Shear Deformation; Geometric Non-Linearity; Finite Element Model
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