A modified zig-zag technical theory, suitable for the analysis of thick composite beams with rectangular cross section, general lay-up and in cylindrical bending is developed and tested. An equivalent single-layer model and a multiple-layer model are implemented. The displacement field of both these models is postulated as to allow for appropriate jumps in the strains, so that the transverse shear and the transverse normal stress and stress gradient continuity at the interfaces are met. A third-order piecewise approximation for the in-plane displacement and a fourth-order piecewise approximation for the transverse displacement are assumed in the two models. Their predictive capability is investigated in sample cases wherein the exact three-dimensional elasticity and other approximate solutions are available. On the basis of this numerical investigation, they appear to predict accurately and efficiently the displacement and stress fields of composite beams with layers of different materials.
Higher-order zig-zag model for analysis of thick composite beams with including transverse normal stress and sublaminates approximations / ICARDI U.. - In: COMPOSITES. PART B, ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1359-8368. - 32:4(2001), pp. 343-354.
|Titolo:||Higher-order zig-zag model for analysis of thick composite beams with including transverse normal stress and sublaminates approximations|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1359-8368(01)00016-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|