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)
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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