Buckling Analyses of the Antisymetrical Composite Laminate Plate with a Crack from Circular Notch
In this study, an analysis of buckling was carried out on composite rectangular plates with and without circular notch by using the finite element method. The graphite/epoxy laminated plates were arranged antisymmetrically in the following ordered way [(θ/-θ)2]s. The buckling strength of the asymmetrical laminated plates subjected to uniaxial load is determined as a function of fiber orientation. The results show that whatever the notch radius, the buckling load is almost stable. The cumulated effect due to the presence of the longitudinal and transverse cracks as well as a circular notch reduces the buckling load considerably, which increases the risk of the fracture.
N. Hamani et al., "Buckling Analyses of the Antisymetrical Composite Laminate Plate with a Crack from Circular Notch", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 365, pp. 56-61, 2012