Buckling of composite plates under biaxial compressive loads

Della, C. (2016) Buckling of composite plates under biaxial compressive loads. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Porto, Portugal, 11-14 Jul 2016,

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This research paper presents studies on the buckling performance of carbon/epoxy plate that are loaded under biaxial compressive loading. Finite element models are developed using commercial softwares ANSYS and Abaqus. The focus of the study is on the simplified plate design utilising angle-ply laminates, [±θ]n, and its effectiveness relative to designs from existing works in literature. The influence of boundary conditions, plate aspect ratio, loading conditions and ply orientations on the buckling performance of the composite laminate are also studied. The performance of composite laminate, such as [±25] and [±20] are compared with conventional and dispersed layups. Results show that [±θ]n orientation can achieve better biaxial buckling performance, as compared to conventional layups. In addition, comparable performance can be obtained with lesser plies. The results have been verified with analytical solutions that have been presented in the literature.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Della, Dr Christian
Authors: Della, C.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
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