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Finite element analysis of laminated composite plates.

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Authors
Lee, Myung-Ha
Subjects
finite element
plate/shell bending
laminated composites
Advisors
Kolar, Ramesh
Date of Issue
1988-09
Date
September 1988
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
A bi-quadratic isoparametric plate/shell bending finite element is developed to study the behavior of isotropic and laminated composite plates. The element is based on Mindlin-Reissner's theory and the principle of virtual displacements. The element is implemented in a computer program. Results are presented and compared with analytical solutions to validate this element. Good agreement is observed for thin plates, while discrepancies are noted for thick plates. Effects of various integration schemes on the element performance are presented. Convergence studies for laminated composites for different fiber orientations are also discussed.
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Thesis
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Department
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
62 p.
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