Accession Number:

ADA202192

Title:

Finite Element Anlaysis of Laminated Composite Plates

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

A biquadratic isoparametric plateshell bending finite element is developed to study the behavior of isotropic and laminated composite plates. The element is based an Mindlin-Reissners theory and the principle of virtual displacements. The element is implemented in a computer program. Results are presented and compared with analytical solutions to validate this element. Good agreement is observed for thin plates, while discrepancies are noted for thick plates. Effects of various integration schemes on the element performance are presented. Convergence studies for laminated composites for different fiber orientations are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE