Nonlinear Thermomechanical Analysis of Laminated Composite Beams
A higher order beam finite element model for nonlinear static and dynamic thermoelastic response of laminated beams is presented. The model accounts for large deflections and nonuniform distribution of temperatures. Lateral strains are incorporated into the model by systematic reduction of two-dimensional laminate plate equations. A wide range of numerical examples are considered for nonlinear response of laminated beams subjected to thermal and thermomechanical loads. The influence of anisotropy, boundary conditions and stacking sequence on the thermally induced response is studied.
P. Donthireddy and K. Chandrashekhara, "Nonlinear Thermomechanical Analysis of Laminated Composite Beams," Advanced Composite Materials, Taylor & Francis, Jan 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156855197X00049
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Laminated Beam; Thermal Analysis; Higher Order Theory; Nonlinear Analysis; Finite Element Model
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