| || Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates using Shear Flexible Element
Author : Varma, D.R.S.V. ;Patel, B.P.;Balamurgan, V.;Ganapathi, M.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:46(1) ; 1996 ; pp 3-8
Subject : 621 Mechanical Engineering
Keywords : Composite shell structures ;Shear deformation theory;Composite laminated plates
Abstract : Using degree Centigrade shear flexible QUAD-9 plate element, stresses and deflections in composite laminated plates due to thermal loads analysed. A formulation based on first order shear deformation theory has been employed for the analysis. The effects of various parameters, such as ply-angle, number of layers, thickness and aspect ratios on stresses and deflections are brought out. The present formulation is being extended for studying composite shell structures.