Interlaminar stresses in antisymmetric angle-ply cylindrical shell panels

Amir K. Miri, Asghar Nosier

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Layerwise theory of Reddy is utilized for investigating free-edge effects in antisymmetric angle-ply laminated shell panels under uniform axial extension. Following some physical arguments, governing displacement field is divided into local and global parts. The former is discretized through the shell thickness by a zig-zag interpolation function while the latter is calculated by a first-order shear deformation theory. Local equilibrium equations are then solved through a state space approach. Accuracy of the proposed technical solution is subsequently verified by a novel analytical elasticity solution. For this end, the problem is analytically solved for specific boundary conditions along the edges. The numerical results show excellent agreement between two theories for various composite shell panels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-429
Number of pages11
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


  • Antisymmetric angle-ply composite shells
  • Elasticity solution
  • Free-edge effect
  • Interlaminar stress
  • Layerwise theory


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