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Static, free vibrational and buckling analysis of laminated composite beams using isogeometric collocation method
Pavan G.S., Muppidi H.,
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 96
Isogeometric collocation (IGA-C) method is a computational approach to solve boundary value problems. In this method (IGA-C), the differential equations are solved in strong form instead of the weak form approach adopted by Galerkin based formulations. IGA-C method is computationally efficient in comparison to conventional finite element method and Galerkin-Isogeometric approaches. IGA-C method does not involve the process of assembling global stiffness matrix from element stiffness matrix. Another advantage of IGA-C is that it requires a single integration point per element irrespective of the order of Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline functions (NURBS) adopted. Isogeometric collocation has also been demonstrated as a stable, efficient and accurate higher order computational method for explicit problems. For a wider adoption of isogeometric collocation method, beam/plate/shell finite elements within the framework of IGA-C method need to be formulated. Owing to the extensive adoption of laminated composites in structural components, development of beam finite elements for laminated composite beams based on isogeometric collocation method will prove useful during analysis of composite structures. IGA-C method is proposed in this study for the static bending, free vibration and buckling analysis of laminated composite beams. Classical laminated plate theory (CLPT), first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) and higher order shear deformation theory (HSDT) are considered for all the three analyses. The computational approach proposed for laminated beam based on HSDT contains two Degrees of Freedom (DOF) per node. Computational approach for analysing laminated composite beams based on each of these kinematic theories and using IGA-C method is presented. Accuracy of the proposed computational approaches is checked by solving different numerical examples. Values of normalized transverse displacement, normalized stresses, normalized natural frequencies and normalized critical buckling loads are compared with results from the literature and are found to be accurate. © 2022 Elsevier Masson SAS
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