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Title: Accurate dynamic response of laminated composites and sandwich shells using higher order zigzag theory
Authors: Kumar A.
Chakrabarti, Anupam
Bhargava, Pradeep
Published in: Thin-Walled Structures
Abstract: Forced vibration response of laminated composite and sandwich shell is studied by using a 2D FE (finite element) model based on higher order zigzag theory (HOZT). This is the first finite element implementation of the HOZT to solve the forced vibration problem of shells incorporating all three radii of curvatures including the effect of cross curvature in the formulation using Sanders' approximations. The proposed finite element model satisfies the inter-laminar shear stress continuity at each layer interface in addition to higher order theory features, hence most suitable to model sandwich shells along with composite shells. The C0 finite element formulation has been done to overcome the problem of C1 continuity associated with the HOZT. The present model can also analyze shells with cross curvature like hypar shells besides normal curvature shells like cylindrical, spherical shells etc. The numerical studies show that the present 2D FE model is more accurate than existing FE models based on first and higher order theories for predicting results close to those obtained by 3D elasticity solutions for laminated composite and sandwich shallow shells. Many new results are presented by varying different parameters which should be useful for future research. ¬© 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Thin-Walled Structures(2014), 77(): 174-186
Issue Date: 2014
Keywords: Boundary condition
Forced vibration
Higher order zigzag theory
ISSN: 2638231
Author Scopus IDs: 55547117276
Author Affiliations: Kumar, A., Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, India
Chakrabarti, A., Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, India
Bhargava, P., Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, India
Corresponding Author: Kumar, A.; Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, India; email:
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