Macromodeling of Complex Composites

by P. K. Basu, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


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: Composite materials | Laminated materials | Finite element method | Polynomials | Material failures | Cracking | Mathematical models | Failure analysis

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