Transient response of delamination, intersecting and transverse cracks in layered composite plates

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Title:
Transient response of delamination, intersecting and transverse cracks in layered composite plates
Author:
Awal, Mohammad A., 1959-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A numerical method is developed to determine the dynamic behavior of delamination and transverse cracks in multilayered plates. The plate is subjected to a time dependent antiplane shear stress field which is acting on the plate surfaces. The interaction of waves diffracted at the crack tip with those reflected at the plate boundaries and transmitted at the material interface makes the problem very complicated, so analytical study of this problem cannot be carried out with our present state of knowledge; hence the problem is solved numerically. The finite element equations are obtained by variational calculus applied in the frequency domain. Thus time intregration schemes are avoided, but time dependent response can still be obtained after inverting the frequency dependent response spectra numerically by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) routine. Another advantage of the frequency domain analysis is that the resonance frequency can be easily detected from the sharp peaks of the response spectra. The numerical difficulty associated with the singular behavior of the stress field near the crack tip has been avoided by using quarter point elements. The numerical results obtained from this investigation are compared with analytical results to verify the accuracy of the method.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Composite materials -- Cracking.; Composite materials -- Defects.; Composite materials -- Delamination.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kundu, Tribikram

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTransient response of delamination, intersecting and transverse cracks in layered composite platesen_US
dc.creatorAwal, Mohammad A., 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAwal, Mohammad A., 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA numerical method is developed to determine the dynamic behavior of delamination and transverse cracks in multilayered plates. The plate is subjected to a time dependent antiplane shear stress field which is acting on the plate surfaces. The interaction of waves diffracted at the crack tip with those reflected at the plate boundaries and transmitted at the material interface makes the problem very complicated, so analytical study of this problem cannot be carried out with our present state of knowledge; hence the problem is solved numerically. The finite element equations are obtained by variational calculus applied in the frequency domain. Thus time intregration schemes are avoided, but time dependent response can still be obtained after inverting the frequency dependent response spectra numerically by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) routine. Another advantage of the frequency domain analysis is that the resonance frequency can be easily detected from the sharp peaks of the response spectra. The numerical difficulty associated with the singular behavior of the stress field near the crack tip has been avoided by using quarter point elements. The numerical results obtained from this investigation are compared with analytical results to verify the accuracy of the method.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectComposite materials -- Cracking.en_US
dc.subjectComposite materials -- Defects.en_US
dc.subjectComposite materials -- Delamination.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKundu, Tribikramen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336541en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22607869en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17462988en_US
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