Thermal Bending, Buckling and Post-Buckling Analysis of Unsymmetrically Laminated Composite Beams with the Effects of Moisture and Geometric Imperfections
Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Habib Eslami
First Committee Member
Dr. Dae Won Kim
Second Committee Member
Dr. Snorri Gudmundsson
This thesis is concerned with the analytical study of the thermal bending, buckling, and post-buckling of unsymmetrically laminated composite beams with imperfection under hygrothermal effects. Three different boundary conditions will be considered on this study. The non-linear governing partial differential equations are derived by taking into account the von-Karman geometrical nonlinearity for an imperfect unsymmetrical laminated composite beam. Classical beam theory (CBT) as well as first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) will be used. The effects of temperature, angle of orientation, moisture variations, imperfection, and geometrical parameters, will be evaluated and discussed. Two different laminated composite laminates will be considered: unsymmetrical cross-ply and unsymmetrical angle-ply.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Barreno, Claudia, "Thermal Bending, Buckling and Post-Buckling Analysis of Unsymmetrically Laminated Composite Beams with the Effects of Moisture and Geometric Imperfections" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses. 470.