WIT Press

Global/local Approach Using Hybrid Elements For Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP960311

Volume

10

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

744 kb

Author(s)

S.V Hoa & W. Feng

Abstract

A global/local approach is proposed using partial hybrid elements for composites. The domain of the structure to be analyzed is divided into three areas: local region, global region, and transition region The 3-D sub-laminated elements are used to predict detail stress distribution in the local region The degenerated hybrid plate/shell element is used in the global region, and the transition elements are used to connect a degenerated element with the 3-D sub- laminated elements. Because all of the elements in the global/local model are derived from the combined energy variational principle, the global/local finite element model satisfies the continuity of interlaminar stresses at the interlayer surface and traction condition on the top and bottom surface of laminated composites. Two examples are presented

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