Title

Nonlinear Thermomechanical Analysis of Laminated Composite Beams

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Laminated Beam; Thermal Analysis; Higher Order Theory; Nonlinear Analysis; Finite Element Model

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1997 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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