Dynamic behaviour of fibre composite multilayer sandwich plates with delaminations

Jayatilake, Indunil and Karunasena, Warna and Lokuge, Weena (2014) Dynamic behaviour of fibre composite multilayer sandwich plates with delaminations. In: 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), 9-12 Dec 2014, Byron Bay, Australia.

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Composites are continuing to gain prominence for structural as well as non-structural applications all over the world. A structural composite multilayer slab can be manufactured by gluing several of the composite sandwiches together to form a laminated composite slab. Delamination between layers is one of the major failure modes which threaten the reliability of composite structures. Delamination can also cause changes to dynamic behaviour. Dynamic analysis of three dimensional models of structures enables more realistic assessment of their free vibration behaviour. The dynamic behaviour of fibre composite multilayer sandwich plates with different configurations of delamination is presented in this paper. A parametric investigation is carried out to assess the influence of parameters including length, width and location of delamination, size and support conditions of the plates on the free vibration behaviour, using three dimensional modelling with Strand7 finite element software package. Plate elements for skins and brick elements for core of each sandwich layer are used in the model development for plates representing their actual behaviour. It is revealed that the decrease in natural frequency with the increase in the extent of debonding is greatly dependent on the boundary conditions, location of the debond and also on the mode number.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 23:52
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 05:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: free vibration; delamination; three dimensional modelling; dynamic behaviour
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26794

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