Local delamination buckling in layered systems

E. Madenci, R. A. Westmann

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This paper presents an analytical solution to the problem of local buckling induced by delamination of a layered plate. Delamination growth and buckling is an observed failure mode in laminated structures subjected to compressive loads. Previous analytical studies of the phenomenon rest upon simplifying structural and geometric approximations. The purpose of this paper is to present solutions for this problem using the classical three-dimensional theory of elasticity to predict the buckled equilibrium state. Solutions to the problem of a plate with a circular delamination subjected to axisymmetric and uniaxial in-plane compressive loadings are obtained using mathematical techniques appropriate for mixed boundary value problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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