Stiffness and damage identification of laminated plates using static deflection

H. Fukunaga, H. Sekine, Y. Tani

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The present paper shows a stiffness and damage identification method of symmetrically laminated plates using bending deflection under static loading. First, six bending stiffness components are identified by the minimization of a vector norm of the residual forces using a nonlinear optimization technique. Next, in a similar manner, the location and the magnitude of damage in the symmetric laminate are identified. Effects of the number of measured deflections on the identification results are examined numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1185
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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