The use of initial imperfection approach in design process and buckling failure evaluation of axially compressed composite cylindrical shells

Ismail, M.S. and Purbolaksono, J. and Andriyana, A. and Tan, C.J. and Muhammad, N. and Liew, H.L. (2015) The use of initial imperfection approach in design process and buckling failure evaluation of axially compressed composite cylindrical shells. Engineering Failure Analysis, 51. pp. 20-28. ISSN 1350-6307

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Abstract

Thin-walled cylindrical shells are susceptible to buckling failures caused by the axial compressive loading. During the design process or the buckling failure evaluation of axially-compressed cylindrical shells, initial geometric and loading imperfections are of important parameters for the analyses. Therefore, the engineers/designers are expected to well understand the physical behaviours of shell buckling to prevent unexpected serious failure in structures. In particular, it is widely reported that no efficient guidelines for modelling imperfections in composite structures are available. Knowledge obtained from the relevant works is open for updates and highly sought. In this work, we study the influence of imperfections on the critical buckling of axially compressed cylindrical shells for different geometries and composite materials (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP), Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)) and aluminium using the finite element (FE) analysis. Two different imperfection techniques called eigenmode-affine method and single perturbation load approach (SPLA) were adopted. Validations of the present results with the published experimental data were presented. The use of the SPLA for introducing an imperfection in axially compressed composite cylindrical shells seemed to be desirable in a preliminary design process and an investigation of a buckling failure. The knockdown factors produced by the SPLA were becoming attractive to account for uncertainties in the structure. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Ce4ck Times Cited:0 Cited References Count:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite element analysis, cylindrical shell, buckling failure, composite material, structural imperfection, knock-down factors, sensitivity, stability,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 01:56
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2015 01:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13746

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