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Stability Analysis of Composite Skew Plates Using a Dynamic Method

Kamala, K and Durvasula, S (1988) Stability Analysis of Composite Skew Plates Using a Dynamic Method. In: Mechanics of Structures and Machines, 15 (4). pp. 507-521.

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Stability analysis is carried out considering free lateral vibrations of simply supported composite skew plates that are subjected to both direct and shear in-plane forces. An oblique stress component representation is used, consistent with the skew-geometry of the plate. A double series, expressed in Chebyshev polynomials, is used here as the assumed deflection surface and Ritz method of solution is employed. Numerical results for different combinations of side ratios, skew angle, and in-plane loadings that act individually or in combination are obtained. In this method, the in-plane load parameter is varied until the fundamental frequency goes to zero. The value of the in-plane load then corresponds to a critical buckling load. Plots of frequency parameter versus in-plane loading are given for a few typical cases. Details of crossings and quasi degeneracies of these curves are presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Mechanics of Structures and Machines
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 08:39
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 08:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32565

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