Analytical and Numerical Analyses of Delamination Buckling in Layer Beams
In the present paper, new nondimensionalized parameters, namely, nondimensionalized axial and bending stiffnesses have been introduced to study analytically the buckling behavior of two-layer beams with separated delaminations. Numerical analysis has been carried out by using ANSYS software to validate the developed analytical model. Delaminations are modeled with gap elements in ANSYS. A detailed parametric study has been carried out and it is found that the buckling behavior strongly depends on these new nondimensionalized parameters. Another nondimensionalized parameter, effective-slenderness ratio is also introduced and it is found to be a controlling parameter of delamination buckling mode configurations.
Cheng-Jun Sun, Jun Ding, Manoj Gupta, Gan-Moog Chow, Lynn Kurihara and Lawrence Kabacoff
M. R. Parlapalli et al., "Analytical and Numerical Analyses of Delamination Buckling in Layer Beams", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 111, pp. 75-78, 2006