Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Doubly Curved Shells Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element
The thermal stress analysis oflaminated doubly curved shallow shells is presented using a shear flexible finite element model. The basic equations of the laminated shell theory are the extensions of Sanders' shell theory to include shear deformation and the thermal strains. The present finite element solution for isotropic and composite plates is compared with the closed form solutions available in the literature. A wide variety of laminated shell problems subjected to different temperature fields are studied. The influence of temperature dependent material properties, panel sizes, and boundary conditions on the thermal deformations are demonstrated.
K. Chandrashekhara and A. Bhimaraddi, "Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Doubly Curved Shells Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element," Computers & Structures, Elsevier, Jan 1994.
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