This paper deals with the buckling and post-buckling behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced plastic cylindrical shells under axial compression. The finite element analysis is used to investigate this problem and three different types of analysis are compared: eigenvalue analysis, non-linear Riks method and dynamic analysis. The effect of geometric imperfection shape and amplitude on critical loads is discussed. A numerical-experimental correlation is performed, using the results of experimental buckling tests. The geometric imperfections measured on the real specimens are accounted for in the finite element model. The results show the reliability of the method to follow the evolution of the cylinder shape from the buckling to the post-buckling field and good accuracy in reproducing the experimental post-buckling behaviour.
|Titolo:||Numerical Analysis and Experimental Correlation of Composite Shell Buckling and Post-Buckling|
|Autori interni:||BISAGNI, CHIARA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Rivista:||COMPOSITES. PART B, ENGINEERING|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|