Numerical modelling of layered composite struts



A numerical approach simulating the effects of interlaminar defects on the buckling stability of layered composite struts is presented. The formulation is based on the weak form of the balance of linear momentum whilst large strains are considered. First results are presented whilst comparisons are drawn to analytically derived results. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)