Buckling and Post-Buckling of Composite Shells with Asymmetric Meshing in Form of Axial Band in Numerical Model
Asymmetric meshing is a perturbation introduced in the numerical model without changing geometry, loading or boundary conditions. Asymmetric meshing is employed in the form of a band along axial direction of the shell model, the elements size in the axial band is reduced as compared with the rest of shell to produce asymmetry in the meshing and four amplitudes of asymmetry are used in a particular band. Asymmetric meshing affects predicted buckling load, buckling mode shape and post-buckling behaviour. The reduction in the buckling load using asymmetric meshing was observed to be about 18%, which depends mainly on area of asymmetric meshing and less on different magnitudes of asymmetry in the same area. The load-displacement curve behaviourusing asymmetric meshing technique is quite similar to the curve obtained by introducing geometric imperfection in the shell model.
Dashnor Hoxha, Francisco E. Rivera and Ian McAndrew
Z. R. Tahir and P. Mandal, "Buckling and Post-Buckling of Composite Shells with Asymmetric Meshing in Form of Axial Band in Numerical Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1016, pp. 790-796, 2014