Computational Methods in Composite Analysis and Design

  • F. G. Rammerstorfer
  • K. Dorninger
  • A. Starlinger
  • I. C. Skrna-Jakl
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 348)


In this Chapter formulations of special finite shell elements for the analysis of com­posite shell structures (layered fiber-composite and sandwich shells) as well as com­putational considereations of local effects are described. Nonlinearities due to large deformations and progressive damage as well as local and global loss of stability are treated. Finally, some practical applications of the computational procedures are described.


Fiber Orientation Fiber Reinforce Polymer Local Buckling Leaf Spring Composite Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. G. Rammerstorfer
    • 1
  • K. Dorninger
    • 2
  • A. Starlinger
    • 3
  • I. C. Skrna-Jakl
    • 4
  1. 1.Vienna Technical UniversityViennaAustria
  2. 2.SATURN Corp.TroyUSA
  3. 3.AIREX Composite EngineeringSinsSwitzerland
  4. 4.Vienna Technical UniversityViennaAustria

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