A linear static thermal stress analysis of composite shell structures is carried out by means of a shell nite element with variable through-the-thickness kinematic. The re- ned models used are both Equivalent Single Layer (ESL) and Layer Wise (LW) and they are grouped in the Unied Formulation by Carrera (CUF). These models permit the distribution of displacements, stresses and temperature along the thickness of the multi- layered shell to be accurately described. The Principle of Virtual Displacement (PVD) is employed to derive the governing equations. The Mixed Interpolation of Tensorial Components (MITC) method is used to contrast the membrane and shear locking phe- nomenon for a nine-node shell element. Cross-ply plate, cylindrical and spherical shells with simply-supported edges and subjected to bi-sinusoidal thermal load are analyzed and various thickness ratios are considered. The results, obtained with dierent theories con- tained in the CUF, are compared with both the elasticity solutions given in the literature and the analytical solutions obtained using higher-order models and the Navier's method. From the analysis, one can conclude that the shell element based on the CUF is very ef- cient, and its use leads to reach higher accuracy than classical models in the study of layered structures.
|Titolo:||Thermal Stress Analysis of laminated structures by a variable kinematic MITC9 shell element|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/01495739.2015.1123591|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|