Buckling of Shear Deformable Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Laminated Cylindrical Panels Under Axial Compression (Design Paper)

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K. P. Soldatos

Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Nottingham University, Nottingham, U.K.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 114(3), 353-357 (Aug 01, 1992) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929051 History: Received February 18, 1992; Online June 17, 2008


This paper deals with the buckling problem of antisymmetric angle-ply laminated circular cylindrical panels subjected to a uniform axial compression. Since a flat plate configuration occurs as a particular case of the cylindrical panel geometry (zero shallow angle parameter), the corresponding flat plate problem is studied as a particular case of the problem considered. The theoretical analysis is based on a nonlinear theory developed in a previous paper (Soldatos, 1992), which accounts for parabolically distributed transverse shear strains through the shell thickness. The linearized differential equations, governing the buckling behavior of a simply supported panel, are solved on the basis of Galerkin’s method. Comparisons of corresponding numerical results, based on both the refined shell theory employed and a classical Love-type shell theory, show the influence of transverse shear deformation on the buckling loads of such laminated composite panels.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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