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Lamination-dependent shear deformation models for cylindrical bending of angle-ply laminates

Reddy, Jawahar K and Vijayakumar, K (1995) Lamination-dependent shear deformation models for cylindrical bending of angle-ply laminates. In: Computers & Structures, 55 (4). pp. 717-725.

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Lamination-dependent shear corrective terms in the analysis of flexure of laminates are derived from a priori assumed linear thicknesswise distributions for gradients of transverse shear stresses and using them in the two in-plane equilibrium equations of elasticity in each ply. Adding these corrective terms to (i) Classical Laminate Plate Theory (CLPT) displacements and (ii) Classical Laminate Shear Deformation Theory (CLSDT) displacements, four new refined lamination-dependent shear deformation models for angle-ply laminates are developed. Performance of these models is evaluated by comparing the results from these models with those from exact elasticity solutions for antisymmetric 2-ply laminates and for 4-ply [15/-15](s) laminates. In general, the model with shear corrective terms based on CLPT and added to CLSDT displacements is sufficient and predicts good estimates, both qualitatively and quantitatively, for all displacements and stresses.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Computers & Structures
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 06:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38060

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