Journal Published Online: 01 September 1993
Volume 15, Issue 3

Buckling Analyses of Fiber-Composite Laminate Shells with Material Nonlinearity



A nonlinear material constitutive model, including a nonlinear in-plane shear formulation and a failure criterion, for fiber-composite laminate materials is employed to carry out finite-element buckling analyses for composite shells under hydrostatic compressive loads. It has been shown that the nonlinear in-plane shear together with the failure criterion have significant influence on the buckling behavior of composite shells.

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Hu, H-T
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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ISSN: 0884-6804
DOI: 10.1520/CTR10370J