Finite Element Applications in Mechanics of Composites

Lakshminarayana, HV and Ramesh Babu, C (1985) Finite Element Applications in Mechanics of Composites. In: Finite Elements in Computational Mechanics., 2-6 Dec 1985, Bombay; India.

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Abstract

Shear flexible triangular finite element models of laminated composite plates and shells which can provide accurate numerical solutions to problems in mechanics of composites are described. Application of these elements to the analysis of laminated composite plate and shell problems featuring stress concentration, stress singularity and constrained thermal expansion is demonstrated. Examples considering graphite and glass fiber epoxy composites are presented. 10 ref.--AA

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphite-epoxy composites;mechanical properties;glass fiber reinforced plastics;laminates;finite element method; thermal expansion;stress concentration;mathematical models;mechanics;accuracy;singularities;stresses;presses; computation;composite structures;finte element method; laminates;structural analysis;bending.
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
Division/Department: Structures Division, Structures Division
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:51
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/2931

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