Venkatesh, A and Rao, KP (1983) Analysis of laminated shells with laminated stiffeners using rectangular shell finite elements. In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 38 (3). pp. 255-272.
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A finite element analysis of laminated shells reinforced with laminated stiffeners is described in this paper. A rectangular laminated anisotropic shallow thin shell finite element of 48 d.o.f. is used in conjunction with a laminated anisotropic curved beam and shell stiffening finite element having 16 d.o.f. Compatibility between the shell and the stiffener is maintained all along their junction line. Some problems of symmetrically stiff ened isotropic plates and shells have been solved to evaluate the performance of the present method. Behaviour of an eccentrically stiffened laminated cantilever cylindrical shell has been predicted to show the ability of the present program. General shells amenable to rectangular meshes can also be solved in a similar manner.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2009 10:17|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:33|
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