Stress analysis of finite composite laminate with multiple loaded holes

X. W. Xu, Tai Man Yue, Hau Chung Man

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Based on the classical laminated plate theory, a finite composite plate weakened by multiple elliptical holes is treated as an anisotropic multiple connected plate. Using the complex potential method in the plane theory of elasticity of an anisotropic body, an analytical study concerned with the stress distributions around multiple loaded holes in finite composite laminated plates subjected to arbitrary loads was performed. The analysis makes use of the Faber series expansion, conformal mapping and the least squares boundary collocation techniques. The effects of plate and hole sizes, layups, the relative distance between holes, the total number of holes and their locations on the stress distribution are studied in detail. Some conclusions are drawn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-931
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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