Bending of stiffened composite laminates

I. E. Harik, M. W. Guo, C. M. Madasamy

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This paper deals with the bending problem of stiffened composite laminates. These structural components are increasingly being used in infrastructure type structures. The objectives of this paper are: (1) to develop a finite element model for the stiffened laminates, and (2) to conduct parametric studies on the different variables in order to optimize the design of stiffened laminates. The laminate (or plate) is discretized into element layers in the thickness direction. The element layers and the stiffeners are modeled using degenerated shell elements and 3-D beam elements, respectively. The advantage of this model lies in its applicability to both thin and thick plates. Numerical results are presented to show the accuracy in modeling laminated composite plates.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 29th International SAMPE Technical Conference - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1997Nov 1 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 29th International SAMPE Technical Conference
CityOrlando, FL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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