Buckling optimization of laminated truncated conical shells subjected to external hydrostatic compression

Hsuan Teh Hu, Hsien Chih Chen

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Abstract

Buckling analyses of laminated truncated conical shells subjected to external hydrostatic compression are carried out by employing the Abaqus finite element program. The critical buckling loads of these truncated conical shells with a given material system are maximized with respect to fiber orientations by using the golden section method. Through parametric studies, the influences of the end condition, shell thickness, shell length, shell radius ratio and cutout size on the optimal buckling loads, the associated optimal fiber orientations and the associated buckling modes are demonstrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-109
Number of pages15
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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