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Pin-Loaded Holes in Large Orthotropic Plates

Mangalgiri, PD (1984) Pin-Loaded Holes in Large Orthotropic Plates. In: AIAA journal, 22 (10). pp. 1478-1484.

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Pin-loaded holes commonly occur in engineering structures. However, accurate analysis of such holes presents formidable difficulties because of the load-dependent contact of the pin with the plate. Significant progress has recently been achieved in the analysis of holes in isotropic plates. This paper develops a simple and accurate method for the partial contact analysis of pin-loaded holes in composites. The method is based on an inverse formulation that seeks to determine loads in a given contact-separation configuration. A unified approach for all types of fit was used. Continuum solutions were obtained for infinitely large plates of various typical orthotropic properties with holes loaded by smooth rigid pins. These solutions were then compared with those for isotropic plates. The effects of orthotropy and the type of fit were studied through load-contact relationships, distribution of stresses and displacements, and their variation with load. The results are of direct relevance to the analysis and design of pin joints in composite plates.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AIAA journal
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 11:44
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2010 11:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20746

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