Effect of stacking sequence and thickness on the interlaminar stresses for quasi-isotropic laminated plates with a hole

  • Jayatheertha C
  • Webber J
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Abstract

This paper discusses the evaluation of interlaminar stresses, in the presence of in-plane stress gradients, for composite laminates by using three-dimensional equilibrium equations. The stress gradients are calculated by means of an improved finite difference scheme. A quasi-isotropic laminated plate with a circular hole subjected to a uniform tension stress is considered. The effects of stacking sequence and the thickness of the laminate on the interlaminar stresses have been studied. © 1994.

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  • interlaminar stresses
  • quasi-isotropic laminated plate
  • stacking sequence
  • stress gradients
  • thickness effect

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  • C. Jayatheertha

  • J. P.H. Webber

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