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A Shear Deformable Shell Element for Laminated CompositesA three-dimensional element based on the total Lagrangian description of the motion of a layered anisotropic composite medium is developed, validated, and used to analyze layered composite shells. The element contains the following features: geometric nonlinearity, dynamic (transient) behavior, and arbitrary lamination scheme and lamina properties. Numerical results of nonlinear bending, natural vibration, and transient response are presented to illustrate the capabilities of the element.
Document ID
19840023621
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Chao, W. C. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Reddy, J. N. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center Nonlinear Struct. Anal.
Subject Category
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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