Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Study of interaction curves for composite laminate with cutout

A. Valavala, C.S. Upadhyay, N.G.R. Iyengar*
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 208 016, India.

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The presence of a cutout in a laminated composite plate is of interest to the analysts. The main objective here is to study the interaction curves for a laminated composite plate with a centrally located cutout subjected to in-plane and shear loading, using a simple higher-order shear deformation theory based on four displacement functions (u0, v0, wb, ws) instead of the five that are commonly used in most higher-order theories. The finite element method is employed to study the buckling of laminated plates.

Keywords:  Cutout; Interaction curves; Laminates; Buckling

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