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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0168-874X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1992 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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