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An 8-node Multilayer Partial Stress Field Finite Element For 3-D Analysis Of Composite Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940061

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

516 kb

Author(s)

J. Han & S.V. Hoa

Abstract

An 8-node multilayer partial stress field finite element for 3-D analysis of composite structures J. Han, S.V. Hoa Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, H3G IMS, Canada ABSTRACT This paper provides an 8-node multilayer composite finite element based on a three dimensional composite finite element and the multilayer composite finite element method developed earlier for interlaminar stress analysis of composite laminates. The element has a partial stress field of three transverse stresses which are required to be continuous in a laminated structure. The three transverse stresses are taken as basic variables and a partial stress field is assumed. A surface stress parameter vector is introduced to insure that the interface traction continuity condition and upper/lower surface traction free condition are satisfied exactly. A numerical example is given, which shows advantages of this 8-node multil

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