Thermal Buckling of Laminated Plates Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element
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.
K. Chandrashekhara, "Thermal Buckling of Laminated Plates Using a Shear Flexible Finite Element," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier, Jan 1992.
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