Exact elasticity solution for buckling of composite laminates

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An exact elasticity solution is presented for the buckling of a simply-supported orthotropic plate whose behavior is referred to as cylindrical bending. The general class of problems involving the geometric configuration of any number of orthotropic layers bonded together and subjected to an inplane compressive load is also analyzed by making use of the uniform prebuckling stress assumption which is equivalent to the membrane assumption used in plate theories. The closed-form expressions for the displacements and stresses are derived and the nonlinear eigenvalue equations are presented which are used to solve for critical loads. The results obtained from the exact solution are compared with the critical loads furnished by the classical laminate theory, the first order and the refined third order shear deformation theory. The solution provides a means of accurate assessment of existing two-dimensional plate theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalComposite Structures
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1996

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Laminates
Buckling
Elasticity
Orthotropic plates
Composite materials
Shear deformation
Membranes

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Exact elasticity solution for buckling of composite laminates. / Chattopadhyay, Aditi; Gu, H.

In: Composite Structures, Vol. 34, No. 3, 03.1996, p. 291-299.

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