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Buckling and post-buckling improvements of laminated composite plates using finite element method

A. Rasid, Zainudin and Ayob, Amran and Zahari, R. and Mustapha, F. and Majid, D. L. and Varatharajoo, R. (2011) Buckling and post-buckling improvements of laminated composite plates using finite element method. In: Key Engineering Materials. IEEE Explorer, pp. 530-535. ISBN 978-145771549-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISBEIA.2011.6088882


Shape memory alloy has been used as actuator parts in aerospace industry since the 1970s. In recent years, this smart material has been used to improve structural behaviours. Due to environmental heating, the problem of buckling of thin composite structures of aerospace vehicles becomes significant. A numerical study on the buckling and post-buckling improvements of composite plates due to shape memory effect behaviour of the shape memory alloy is presented. The shape memory alloy wires were embedded within laminated composite plates to exploit the recovery stress induced by the shape memory alloy to improve the stiffness of the plates. The study was conducted on symmetric and anti-symmetric angle-ply and cross-ply composite plates. The methods of active property tuning and active strain energy tuning were applied to show the various effects of the shape memory alloy on the studied behaviours. A geometric non-linear finite element model of the shape memory alloy composite plates and its source code were developed. It was found that significant improvements occurred in the critical loads and the post-buckling paths of the symmetric and anti-symmetric angle-ply and the symmetric cross-ply composite plates due to the active strain energy tuning method. In the case of the anti-symmetric cross-ply composite plate where bifurcation point did not exist, the post-buckling path improved substantially too.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:active strain energy tuning, non-linear finite element model, post-buckling, shape memory alloy
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
ID Code:28952
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:04 Dec 2012 08:01
Last Modified:04 Feb 2017 06:47

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