Nonlocal nonlinear finite element analysis of composite plates using TSDT

Raghu, P and Rajagopal, Amirtham and Reddy, J N (2017) Nonlocal nonlinear finite element analysis of composite plates using TSDT. Composite Structures. ISSN 0263-8223 (In Press)

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In this work, nonlocal nonlinear finite element analysis of laminated composite plates using Reddy’s third-order shear deformation theory (TSDT) [1] and Eringen’s nonlocality [2] is presented. The governing equations of third order shear deformation theory with the von Kármán strains are derived employing the Eringen’s [2] stress-gradient constitutive model. The principle of virtual displacement is used to derive the weak forms, and the displacement finite element models are developed using the weak forms. Four-noded rectangular conforming element with 8 degrees of freedom per node has been used. The coefficients of stiffness matrix and tangent stiffness matrix are presented along with nonlocal force vector. The developed finite element model can be employed to capture the small scale deviations from local continuum models caused by material inhomogeneity and the inter atomic and inter molecular forces. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the effects of nonlocality, anisotropy, and the von Kármán type nonlinearity on the bending behaviour of laminated composite plates.

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Rajagopal, AmirthamUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nonlocality, TSDT, Nonlinearity, Laminated composites, Finite element analysis
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Standards
Civil Engineering > Instrumentation
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 04:00
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 06:32
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