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Finite Element Analysis of Composite Laminates : Solid Mechanics and Its Applications - O.O. Ochoa

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Laminates

Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1992
ISBN: 9780792311256
Number Of Pages: 213

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Composite materials are increasingly used in aerospace, underwater, and automotive structures. To take advantage of the full potential of composite materials, structural analysts and designers must have accurate mathematical models and design methods at their disposal.
The objective of this monograph is to present the laminated plate theories and their finite element models to study the deformation, strength and failure of composite structures. Emphasis is placed on engineering aspects, such as the analytical descriptions, effective analysis tools, modeling of physical features, and evaluation of approaches used to formulate and predict the response of composite structures.
The first chapter presents an overview of the text. Chapter 2 is devoted to the introduction of the definitions and terminology used in composite materials and structures. Anisotropic constitutive relations and Iaminate plate theories are also reviewed. Finite element models of laminated composite plates are presented in Chapter 3. Numerical evaluation of element coefficient matrices, post-computation of strains and stresses, and sample examples of laminated plates in bending and vibration are discussed. Chapter 4 introduces damage and failure criteria in composite laminates. Finally, Chapter 5 is dedicated to case studies involving various aspects and types of composite structures. Joints, cutouts, woven composites, environmental effects, postbuckling response and failure of composite laminates are discussed by considering specific examples.

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` The book is highly recommended for use as an advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate text and reference for both researchers and practicing engineers. '
AIAA Journal, 31:10

Overviewp. 1
Mechanics of composite laminatesp. 5
Anisotropic elasticityp. 5
Orthotropic laminap. 11
The classical laminated plate theoryp. 12
First-Order Shear deformation theoryp. 24
The layerwise theory of Reddyp. 31
Finite element analysis of composite laminatesp. 37
The finite element methodp. 38
Classical laminated plate theoryp. 45
First-order shear deformation theoryp. 53
Computational aspectsp. 63
Continuum formulationp. 69
Numerical examplesp. 73
Failure: Damage initiation and progressionp. 111
Damage mechanismsp. 114
Failure criteriap. 121
Case Studiesp. 131
Modeling of delaminations around loaded holesp. 131
Cutouts in compositesp. 138
Woven prepregsp. 148
Environmental effectsp. 155
First-Ply Failure analysis of composite laminatesp. 161
Postbuckling response and progressive failurep. 175
Progressive failure of laminates in bendingp. 188
Referencesp. 194
Subject Indexp. 199
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ISBN: 9780792311256
ISBN-10: 0792311256
Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 30th September 1992
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 15.95  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.46