Geometric Nonlinear Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates Using Finite Element Method
Dipali B. Patil1, Rajan L. Wankhade2, P. K. Deshpande3
1Dipali B. Patil, PG Scholar, Department of Applied Mechanics, Government College of Engineering, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
2Dr. Rajan L. Wankhade, Asst. Prof., Department of Applied Mechanics, Government College of Engineering, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
3P. K. Deshpande, Asst. Prof., Department of Applied Mechanics, Government College of Engineering, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
Manuscript received on June 22, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on June 25, 2015. | Manuscript published on July 25, 2015. | PP:1-5 | Volume-3 Issue-9, July 2015. | Retrieval Number: I1013073915
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Abstract: Finite Element Analysis for geometrically nonlinear behavior of laminated composite plates is presented and compared with the reported investigations. A first order displacement field that accounts for transverse shear effects under geometric nonlinear condition is employed in the formulation of a four node, rectangular, element with five degrees of freedom per node. The formulation demonstrates its excellence in the performance for predicting response at various lay ups and plies conditions.
Keywords: Finite element method, plates and shells, geometric non linear analysis, composites.