THERMAL BUCKLING FOR LOCAL DELAMINATION NEAR THE SURFACE OF LAMINATED CYLINDRICAL SHELLS AND DELAMINATED GROWTH
An investigation is carried out to understand the thermal buckling behavior of local delamination near the surface of fiber-reinforced laminated cylindrical shells and the delaminated growth. The shape of the delaminated region considered is elliptic and triangular. The direction of the fiber material's axis is arbitrary. The relationships between the critical thermal load and the geometrical and physical parameters of base laminated shells and sublaminated shells are described and some valuable conclusions are obtained. Finally, the possible expanding direction of the elliptic and triangular delaminated shape under thermal load is discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Engineering Mechanics, The School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Publication date: 2003-05-01