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Progressive failure analysis of composite laminated stiffened plates using the finite strip method

Zahari, Rizal and El-Zafrany, A. (2009) Progressive failure analysis of composite laminated stiffened plates using the finite strip method. Composite Structures, 87 (1). pp. 63-70. ISSN 0263-8223

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2007.12.006

Abstract

A finite strip method for non-linear static analysis based on the tangential stiffness matrix has been developed using the new concept of polynomial finite strip elements, with Mindlin (first-order shear deformable element) plate-bending theory for composite plates. A progressive failure algorithm for composite laminates has been successfully developed for the new finite strip methods using a stress-based failure criterion, Tsai–Wu. A finite strip analysis programming package which is capable of performing non-linear progressive damage analysis for composite stiffened plates and shells has also been developed with Mindlin plate-bending element. Good agreement with the finite element results has been observed through various test cases, confirming the accuracy and reliability of the new developed method.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Finite strip methods, Mindlin’s plate-bending theory, Tangential stiffness matrix, Progressive failure analysis
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Engineering
Publisher:Elsevier
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ID Code:12507
Deposited By: Anas Yahaya
Deposited On:26 May 2011 05:23
Last Modified:26 May 2011 05:27

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