Bending Analysis of Composite Laminated and Sandwich Structures Using Sublaminate Variable-Kinematic Ritz Models

@inproceedings{DOttavio2017BendingAO,
  title={Bending Analysis of Composite Laminated and Sandwich Structures Using Sublaminate Variable-Kinematic Ritz Models},
  author={Michele D’Ottavio and Lorenzo Dozio and Riccardo Vescovini and O. Polit},
  year={2017}
}
This paper presents a novel numerical tool for the bending analysis of thin and thick composite plates, including monolithic and sandwich structures. The formulation is developed within a displacement-based approach, where the Principle of Virtual Displacements (PVD) and the method of Ritz are adopted to derive the governing equations. The approach relies upon the Sublaminate Generalized Unified Formulation (S-GUF) as underlying kinematic theory describing the behavior across the plate… CONTINUE READING

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