Two-dimensional analysis of interlaminar stresses in thin anisotropic composites subjected to inertial loads by regularized boundary integral equation

Y. C. Shiah, Kuo Wei Hsu

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Abstract

Evaluation of interlaminar stresses in composites plays a crucial role to ensure structural integrity. It is quite often to have composites consisting of very thin anisotropic multilayers. Traditional domain modeling of ultra-thin multilayers usually requires a tremendous amount of refined elements that might cause computation overloading. This article proposes an efficient computational methodology for evaluation of two-dimensional interlaminar stresses in thin anisotropic composites subjected to inertial loads. This analysis is by the regularized boundary integral equation (BIE) that employs only very coarse meshes. In the present work, the directly transformed boundary integral equation is regularized using the scheme of integration by parts and analytical integration. By the proposed approach, modeling of very thin layered composites can be performed simply by very coarse mesh. The obvious advantage of the present method over conventional methods is the much less modeling efforts that are required for analyzing very thin multi-layered composites. For verifications, a few benchmark examples are presented in the end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume159
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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