Hygrothermal Buckling Response of Laminated Composite Plates with Random Material Properties: Micro-Mechanical Model
The aim of this paper is to find out the randomness in the material properties on the buckling of laminated composite plate needed for the economy, safety and reliability of the structures and components in their operational life especially for sensitive Aerospace Engineering applications in hygrothermal environments. Micromechanical model has been taken for the analysis .The used methodology is a C0 finite element method based on higher-order shear deformation plate theory for deriving the standard eigenvalue problem. A Taylor series based mean-centered first order perturbation technique is used to find out the second order statistics of the hygrothermal buckling loads under different sets of environmental conditions..The numerical results for deterministic parameters are compared and validated with available literature and random parameters with independent Monte Carlo Simulation. The result shows that the plate is significantly affected by the hygrothermal buckling load.
R. Kumar and D. Singh, "Hygrothermal Buckling Response of Laminated Composite Plates with Random Material Properties: Micro-Mechanical Model", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 113-119, 2012