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J. N. Reddy1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A higher-order shear deformation theory of laminated composite plates is developed. The theory contains the same dependent unknowns as in the first-order shear deformation theory of Whitney and Pagano (1970), but accounts for parabolic distribution of the transverse shear strains through the thickness of the plate. Exact closed-form solutions of symmetric cross-ply laminates are obtained and the results are compared with three-dimensional elasticity solutions and first-order shear deformation theory solutions. The present theory predicts the deflections and stresses more accurately when compared to the first-order theory. more

3,215 citations

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Hidenori Murakami1Institutions (1)
Abstract: In order to improve the accuracy of the in-plane response of the shear, deformable laminated composite plate theory, a new laminated plate theory has been developed based upon a new variational principle proposed by Reissner (1984). The improvement is achieved by including a zigzag-shaped C 0 function to approximate the thickness variation of in-plane displacements. The accuracy of this theory is examined by applying it to a problem of cylindrical bending of laminated plates which has been solved exactly by Pagano (1969). The comparison of the in-plane response with the exact solutions for symmetric three-ply and five-ply layers has demonstrated that the new theory predicts the in-plane response very accurately even for small span-to-depth ratios. more

672 citations

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Abstract: The delamination process in thin composite plates subjected to low-velocity impact is simulated using a specially developed 2D cohesive/volumetric finite element scheme. Cohesive elements are introduced along the boundaries of the inner layers and inside the transverse plies to simulate the spontaneous initiation and propagation of transverse matrix cracks and delamination fronts. The analysis is performed within the framework of the finite deformation theory of elasticity to account for the nonlinear stiffening of the thin composite plate and the large rotations which accompany the fracture process. The simulation is dynamic and uses an explicit time stepping scheme. Comparison with existing experiments performed on graphite/epoxy laminates indicates that the cohesive/volumetric finite element scheme is able to capture the complex mechanisms leading to the delamination, including the initial micro-cracking of the matrix, the appearance of critical transverse matrix cracks and the rapid propagation of delamination cracks initiated at the intersections between the critical matrix cracks and the adjacent plies. more

541 citations

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Armen Der Kiureghian1, Jyh-Bin Ke1Institutions (1)
Abstract: First-order reliability and finite element methods are used to develop a methodology for reliability analysis of structures with stochastically varying properties and subjected to random loads. Two methods for discretization of random fields are examined and the influence of the correlation length of random property or load fields on the reliability of example structures are investigated. It is found that the correlation length of load fields has significant influence on the reliability against displacement or stress limit-states. The correlation length of property fields is significant for displacement limit states, but may not be significant for stress limit states. Examples studied include a fixed ended beam with stochastic rigidity and a composite plate with stochastic elasticity. more

469 citations

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Metin Aydogdu1Institutions (1)
Abstract: In the present study, a new higher order shear deformable laminated composite plate theory is proposed. It is constructed from 3-D elasticity bending solutions by using an inverse method. Present theory exactly satisfies stress boundary conditions on the top and the bottom of the plate. It was observed that this theory gives most accurate results with respect to 3-D elasticity solutions for bending and stress analysis when compared with existing five degree of freedom shear deformation theories [Reddy JN. A simple higher-order theory for laminated composite plates. J Appl Mech 1984;51:745–52; Touratier M. An efficient standard plate theory. Int J Eng Sci 1991;29(8):901–16; Karama M, Afaq KS, Mistou S. Mechanical behaviour of laminated composite beam by new multi-layered laminated composite structures model with transverse shear stress continuity. Int J Solids Struct 2003;40:1525–46]. All shear deformation theories predict the vibration and buckling results with reasonable accuracy, generally within %2 for investigated problems. Previous exponential shear deformation theory of Karama et al. (2003) can be found as a special case. more

406 citations

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