Large Deflection Behavior of Composite Laminated Plates under End-Shortening and Normal Pressure Loading Using a Semi-Energy Finite Strip Method
In this paper, the application of previously the semi energy finite strip method (FSM) for the non-linear post-buckling analysis of rectangular anti-symmetric laminates is extended to include the effects of normal pressure loading in addition to the progressive end-shortening. One of the main advantages of the semi-energy FSM is that it is based on the closed form solution of von Kármán’s compatibility equation. The developed finite strip method is applied to analyze the large deflection behavior of anti-symmetric angle ply composite laminated plates with simply supported boundary conditions at its loaded ends. To validate the results, they are compared with those obtained from finite element method (FEM) of analysis.
S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
H. R. Ovesy et al., "Large Deflection Behavior of Composite Laminated Plates under End-Shortening and Normal Pressure Loading Using a Semi-Energy Finite Strip Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 432-437, 2011