Title

Thermal Buckling of Laminated Plates Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element

Abstract

The buckling behavior of laminated composite plates subjected to a uniform temperature field is studied. Transverse shear flexibility is accounted for in the analysis using the thermo-elastic version of the first-order shear deformation theory. The prebuckling behavior of the plate under a uniform temperature field is studied prior to predicting the initial thermal buckling load. Numerical results are presented for thermal buckling problems using a nine-noded isoparametric quadrilateral finite element. The influence of boundary conditions, ply orientation, and plate geometries on the critical buckling temperature is examined.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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