A refined zigzag theory is presented for laminated-composite and sandwich plates that includes the kinematics of first-order shear-deformation theory as its baseline. The theory is variationally consistent and is derived from the virtual work principle. Novel piecewise-linear zigzag functions that provide a more realistic representation of the deformation states of transverse-shear-flexible plates than other similar theories are used. The formulation does not enforce full continuity of the transverse shear stresses across the plate’s thickness, yet is robust. Transverse-shear correction factors are not required to yield accurate results. The theory is devoid of the shortcomings inherent in the previous zigzag theories including shear-force inconsistency and difficulties in simulating clamped boundary conditions, which have greatly limited the accuracy of these theories. This new theory requires only C0-continuous kinematic approximations and is perfectly suited for developing computationally efficient finite elements. The theory should be useful for obtaining relatively efficient, accurate estimates of structural response needed to design high-performance load-bearing aerospace structures.
A consistent refinement of first-order shear-deformation theory for laminated composite and sandwich plates using improved zigzag kinematics / TESSLER A; DI SCIUVA M; GHERLONE M.. - In: JOURNAL OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1559-3959. - STAMPA. - 5:2(2010), pp. 341-367. [10.2140/jomms.2010.5.341]
|Titolo:||A consistent refinement of first-order shear-deformation theory for laminated composite and sandwich plates using improved zigzag kinematics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.2140/jomms.2010.5.341|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|