Effects of Fibre Orientations on Failure Modes of Composite Shells Subjected to Unilateral Constraints

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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The main purpose of the present work is to estimate maximal loads which can be carried out by laminated FRP axi-symmetrical cylindrical shells restrained by an outer rigid walls and to find optimal fibre orientations. Various failure criteria in the stress space will be applied herein in order to determine the lowest failure load for the identical fibre orientations in individual layers.


Cylindrical Shell Failure Criterion Shell Structure Fibre Orientation Local Coordinate System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Muc
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics and Machine DesignTechnical University of CracowKrakówPoland

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