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Validation and Verification of FRP Laminate Composite Material Characterization Under Numerical Simulation Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

  • J. Jerold John BrittoEmail author
  • A. Vasanthanathan
  • S. Rajakarunakaran
  • R. Venkatesh
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Abstract

In this research paper, the laminate composite structure is analyzed using first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT-ESL). This model is treated as a heterogenous laminated composite as a statically equivalent single layer. It reduces a 3D continuum problem to an equivalent 2D problem. The CFRP and GFRP composite materials have been selected for analysis. The laminated composite shell is modelled using a layered linear elastic mode. The different boundary conditions and point loads are applied to the configuration. We have verified the material properties of bending stiffness, flexibility matrices, mid-plane strains in case of unit loading and response to unit change in temperature is verified. The laminate has [0/60/-60/0/0/-60/60/0] stacking sequence. Both layered linear elastic model and first-order shear deformation theory have been verified with the finite element simulation using COMSOL Multiphysics software tool.

Keywords

FSDT-ESL FEM COMSOL Composite laminate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Jerold John Britto
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Vasanthanathan
    • 2
  • S. Rajakarunakaran
    • 1
  • R. Venkatesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringRamco Institute of TechnologyRajapalayamIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMepcoSchlenk Engineering CollegeSivakasiIndia

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