Accession Number : ADA305645

Title :   Bending of Laminated Anisotropic Shells by a Shear Deformable Finite Element.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s) : Reddy, J. N.

PDF Url : ADA305645

Report Date : OCT 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A shear element is developed based on generalized first approximation shell theories. Numerical results are presented for bending of layered, anisotropic, Composite shells. Various shell theories (e.g., Sander' s Love's, Donnell's, etc.) are included. as special cases of the present element, and can be obtained by specifying the values of tracers. The finite element solutions are compared with the exact solutions for certain shell problems. The agreement is found to be very good. (AN)

Descriptors :   *LAMINATES, *SHEAR STRESSES, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STRESS ANALYSIS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, STATIC LOADS, DEFORMATION, STIFFNESS, DISPLACEMENT, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DEFLECTION, BENDING, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, THERMAL STRESSES, THERMOELASTICITY.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE