TITLE

Stress analysis of multi-layered hollow anisotropic composite cylindrical structures using the homogenization method

AUTHOR(S)
Sun, X.; Tan, V.; Chen, Y.; Tan, L.; Jaiman, R.; Tay, T.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Acta Mechanica;Jun2014, Vol. 225 Issue 6, p1649
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a general and efficient stress analysis strategy for hollow composite cylindrical structures consisting of multiple layers of different anisotropic materials subjected to different loads. Cylindrical material anisotropy and various loading conditions are considered in the stress analysis. The general stress solutions for homogenized hollow anisotropic cylinders subjected to pressure, axial force, torsion, shear and bending are presented with explicit formulations under typical force and displacement boundary conditions. The stresses and strains in a layer of the composite cylindrical structures are obtained from the solutions of homogenized hollow cylinders with effective material properties and discontinuous layer material properties. Effective axial, torsional, bending and coupling stiffness coefficients taking into account material anisotropy are also determined from the strain solutions for the hollow composite cylindrical structures. Examples show that the material anisotropy may have significant effects on the effective stiffness coefficients in some cases. The stress analysis method is demonstrated with an example of stress analysis of a 22-layer composite riser, and the results are compared with numerical solutions. This method is efficient for stress analysis of thin-walled or moderately thick-walled hollow composite cylindrical structures with various multiple layers of different materials or arbitrary fiber angles because no explicit interfacial continuity parameters are required. It provides an efficient and easy-to-use analysis tool for assessing hollow composite cylindrical structures in engineering applications.
ACCESSION #
96127255

 

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