Buckling analysis of delaminated laminates

Bin Hu, Ning Hu, Zhenhan Yao, Fukunaga Hisao, Sekine Hideki

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Buckling load analysis of the laminates with a pre-existing delamination were studied by using a finite element method based on the Mindlin plate theory. To obtain the physically possible buckling mode, some artificial springs were introduced into a contacting area. The formulations for calculating the stiffness parameters of these springs and iterative process for contact analysis were presented. The global structural stiffness matrix can be overcome effectively. The numerical results demonstrate the effectiveness of method and importance of contact analysis. The effects of various sizes, shapes and positions of delamination and the fiber angle of delamination layer on buckling load were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-158
Number of pages10
JournalFuhe Cailiao Xuebao/Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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