A simple rectangular element for 2-dimensional analysis of laminated composites
- Whitcomb, J. D.
- Aug 1, 1984.
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- A simple rectangular finite element was developed for two dimensional analysis of laminated composite materials. The rectangular laminated composite element eliminates the need to add elements to a model simply to account for the material properties of various laminae. This is particularly advantageous for thick laminates with many lamina. Explicit integration in terms of generalized displacements minimizes the algebraic effort required to derive the element stiffness and the thermal load vector. A substitute shape function technique is used to improve the performance of the element in modeling bending type deformation. Results for several example problems are discussed.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19840024369., Accession ID: 84N32439., NASA-TM-86291., and NAS 1.15:86291.
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