Macromodeling of Complex Compositesby P. K. Basu, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,
Abstract: Dimensionally reduced p-version finite elements based on higher order theory are developed for modeling laminated composite plates and shells in the presence of cracks, notches, and delaminations. The C° displacement fields are expressed as the product of two functions based on Legendre polynomials. The modeling strategies in the presence of flaws are discussed.
Subject Headings: Laminated materials | Finite element method | Polynomials | Mathematical models | Material failures | Failure analysis | Cracking
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