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Closed-form non-linear sectional analysis in the presence of delamination

Guruprasad, PJ and Harursampath, Dineshkumar (2004) Closed-form non-linear sectional analysis in the presence of delamination. In: 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics & Materials Conference, 19 - 22 April 2004, Palm Springs, California, pp. 3503-3510.

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Abstract

A non-linear sectional analysis is presented for a composite strip with small pretwist in the presence of delamination. Variational Asymptotic Method (VAM)is used as a tool for dimensional reduction of laminated shell theory to a non-linear one-dimensional (1D)theory. Study is performed to investigate the influence of delamination on trapeze effect, which is important in rotor blades. As the developed procedure gives the nonlinear stiffness of the strip at any given cross-section,degradation in the non-linear stiffness due to the presence of delamination can be used as data to detect damage. Hence the developed model has a potential application in structural health monitoring of rotorcraf flexbeams.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12995

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