Local buckling of profiled skin sheets resting on tensionless elastic foundation under in-plane shear loading

Dong, Jianghui and Zhuge, Yan and Mills, Julie E. and Ma, Xing (2016) Local buckling of profiled skin sheets resting on tensionless elastic foundation under in-plane shear loading. European Journal of Mechanics A: Solids, 58 (July-August). pp. 131-139. ISSN 0997-7538


In this paper, the local buckling behaviour of profiled skin sheets resting on tensionless elastic Winkler foundation under in-plane shear loadings is studied. The profiled sheets are modelled as thin orthotropic plates with the buckling behaviour being expressed through a group of nonlinear partial differential equations. For very long plates with both ends clamped, the buckling mode is composed of a series of periodically repeating buckling waves and an infinite plate model with only one buckle wave being effective to predict the buckling behaviour. The infinite orthotropic plate is further simplified to a one-dimensional mechanical model by assuming a lateral buckling mode function. After solving the governing equations of the one-dimensional model in both contact and non-contact regions, shear buckling coefficients of the system and the related buckling modes are obtained. Fitted formulas for the contact shear buckling coefficients in terms of relative foundation stiffness and skin profile parameters are developed. The analytical solutions are verified through extreme cases in previous studies and a series of finite element (FE) models in ABAQUS. Finally, a practical example is given to show the efficiency of the developed method.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 01:21
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: shear buckling; profiled skin sheet; tensionless Winkler foundation
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2016.01.008
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28991

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