In this paper we propose a powerful tool for the evaluation of the initial post-buckling behavior of multi-layered composite shells and beams in both bifurcation and limit load cases, including mode interaction and imperfection sensitivity. This tool, based on the the joint use of a specialized Koiter asymptotic method and a mixed solid-shell finite element model, is accurate, simple and characterized by a computational cost far lower than standard path-following approaches and many advantages with respect to asymptotic analysis performed with shell elements. The method is very simple and easy to include in existing FE codes because it is based on the same ingredients of a linearized buckling analysis, with very light formula due to the presence of displacement degrees of freedom only. Due to its efficiency it is suitable for layup design when geometrical nonlinearities have to be considered. Keywords: multilayer composite structures, mixed solid-shell, Koiter method, post-buckling behavior, finite elements

Koiter asymptotic analysis of multilayered composite structures using mixed solid-shell finite elements

Magisano D
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LEONETTI, Leonardo;GARCEA, Giovanni
2016

Abstract

In this paper we propose a powerful tool for the evaluation of the initial post-buckling behavior of multi-layered composite shells and beams in both bifurcation and limit load cases, including mode interaction and imperfection sensitivity. This tool, based on the the joint use of a specialized Koiter asymptotic method and a mixed solid-shell finite element model, is accurate, simple and characterized by a computational cost far lower than standard path-following approaches and many advantages with respect to asymptotic analysis performed with shell elements. The method is very simple and easy to include in existing FE codes because it is based on the same ingredients of a linearized buckling analysis, with very light formula due to the presence of displacement degrees of freedom only. Due to its efficiency it is suitable for layup design when geometrical nonlinearities have to be considered. Keywords: multilayer composite structures, mixed solid-shell, Koiter method, post-buckling behavior, finite elements
Koiter asymptotic analysis of multilayered composite structures using mixed solid-shell finite elements; Mixed solid-shell; Post-buckling behavior
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