WIT Press

Postbuckling Analysis Of Composite Laminated Beams With Multiple Delaminations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000231

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

755 kb

Author(s)

F. Taheri & S. Moradi

Abstract

In this study the differential quadrature method (DQM) is used to model the postbuckling analysis of imperfect laminated composite beams having multiple delaminations and subject to axial compressive load. The delaminations are considered to be through-the-width in an arbitrary locations, through-the- thickness and along the span of the beam. A nonlinear beam theory is used to formulate the problem. To model the delaminated beam, the beam is divided into a series of regions bounded by the delaminated segments. Using DQM, the system of equilibrium equations and the boundary conditions are transformed into a system of nonlinear algebraic equations that are solved by an arc-length strategy. The contact effect

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