Ramana Murthya, PV and Venkatesha, A and Rao, KP (1984) Finite element analysis of curved anisotropic laminated hollow bars. In: Fibre Science and Technology, 20 (4). pp. 255-272.
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Curved hollow bars of laminated anisotropic construction are used as structural members in many industries. They are used in order to save weight without loss of stiffness in comparison with solid sections. In this paper are presented the details of the development of the stiffness matrices of laminated anisotropic curved hollow bars under line member assumptions for two typical sections, circular and square. They are 16dof elements which make use of one-dimensional first-order Hermite interpolation polynomials for the description of assumed displacement state. Problems for which analytical or other solutions are available are first solved using these elements. Good agreement was found between the results. In order to show the capability of the element, application is made to carbon fibre reinforced plastic layered anisotropic curved hollow bars.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jan 2010 10:43|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:47|
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