On the symmetry conditions for laminated fibre-reinforced composite structures

S. Li*, S. R. Reid

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Abstract

In this paper the use of symmetries in problems concerned with laminated fibre-reinforced composite structures is examined systematically. Incorrect and incomplete treatments of this subject have appeared in the literature and these are clarified herein. A model of a complete structure is not needed provided that the geometry and the loading of the structure show the required symmetry properties, even though the boundary conditions introduced can vary from one symmetry to another. The extent of the reduction in the size of the problem depends upon the laminate layout scheme. Particular comments are made on the proper use of symmetries in geometrically nonlinear problems. Further applications of symmetries in analytical approaches which lead to a reduction in the number of the dimensions of the problem are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2867-2880
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume29
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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