A mixed formulation for interlaminar stresses in dropped-ply laminatesA structural model is developed for the linear elastic response of structures consisting of multiple layers of varying thickness such as laminated composites containing internal ply drop-offs. The assumption of generalized plane deformation is used to reduce the solution domain to two dimensions while still allowing some out-of-plane deformation. The Hellinger-Reissner variational principle is applied to a layerwise assumed stress distribution with the resulting governing equations solved using finite differences.
Harrison, Peter N. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Johnson, Eric R. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 3 (A93-33876 1
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