Analysis of axisymmetric laminated composite shells subjected to asymmetric loading

Upadhya, AR and Aruna, HM (1986) Analysis of axisymmetric laminated composite shells subjected to asymmetric loading. Journal of Aeronautical Society of India, 38 (3). pp. 93-103.

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A finite element formulation for the static analysis of a laminated composite shell of revolution with general meridional curvature, subjected to asymmetric loading, is presented. The analysis uses an axisymmetric laminated shell element where the shell geometry is satisfactorily represented; higher order polynomial approximations are used for the displacement fields. The asymmetric loading problem is handled through a Fourier series representation of the applied loads and the resultant displacements. Solutions are presented for typical aerospace shell structures like a composite cone and a tangent ogive shell subjected to wind loads.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shells (structural forms);Asymmetry;Displacement; Aeronautics;Approximation;Aerospace;Formulations;Finite element method;Curvature;Statics;Ogives;Aircraft components; Composite structures;Conical shells;Ogives;Static loads; Structural analysis;Fourier series;Laminates
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:23

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