Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates using Shear Flexible Element

  • M. Ganapathi Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
  • B. P. Patel Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
  • V. Balamurugan Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment, Chennai
  • D.R.S.V. Varma Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore
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.

Author Biographies

M. Ganapathi, Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
B. P. Patel, Institute of Armament Technology, Pune
Institute of Armament Technology, Pune.
V. Balamurugan, Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment, Chennai
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment, Madras
D.R.S.V. Varma, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore
Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore.
Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
GanapathiM., PatelB., BalamuruganV., & VarmaD. (2013). Thermal Stress Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates using Shear Flexible Element. Defence Science Journal, 46(1), 3-8. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.46.4037
Section
Applied Physics & Fluid Dynamics

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