Accession Number : ADA311297

Title :   CLFE2D - A Generalized Plane Strain Finite Element Program for Laminated Composites Subjected to Mechanical and Hygrothermal Loading.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 38,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIEN CE AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Gregory, Michael A. ; Herakovich, Carl T. ; Buczek, Matthew B.

PDF Url : ADA311297

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : CLFE2D is a two dimensional generalized plane strain finite element code. It uses a linear, four node, general quadrilateral, isoparametric element. The program was developed to calculate the displacements, strains, stresses and strain energy densities in a finite width composite laminate. CLFE2D offers any combination of the following load types: nodal displacements, nodal forces, uniform normal strain, or hygrothermal. The program allows the user to input one set of three dimensional orthotropic material properties. The user can then specify the angle of material principal orientation for each element in the mesh. Output includes displacements, stresses, strains and strain energy densities at points selected by the user. An option is also available to plot the undeformed and deformed finite element meshes. p4

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *LAMINATES, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INPUT, DENSITY, DEFORMATION, DISPLACEMENT, ENERGY, STRAIN(MECHANICS), MESH, NODES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE