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Volume 191, 20181st International Conference on Non-Destructive Evaluation of Composite Structures (NDECS 2017)
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|Published online||10 August 2018|
Effects of plies orientations and initial geometric imperfections on buckling strength of a composite stiffened panel
Physics of Condensed Matter Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Tetouan 93002, Morocco
2 Systems of Communication and Detection Laboratory, ENSA Tetouan, 93030 Tetouan, Morocco
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The use of composite stiffened panels is common in several activities such as aerospace, marine and civil engineering. The biggest advantage of the composite materials is their high specific strength and stiffness ratios, coupled with weight reduction compared to conventional materials. However, any structural system may reach its limit and buckle under extreme circumstances by a progressive local failure of components. Moreover, stiffened panels are usually assembled from elementary parts. This affects the geometric as well as the material properties resulting in a considerable sensitivity to buckling phenomenon. In this work, the buckling behavior of a composite stiffened panel made from carbon Epoxy Prepregs is studied by using the finite element analysis under Abaqus software package. Different plies orientations sets were considered. The initial distributed geometric imperfections were modeled by means of the first Euler buckling mode. The nonlinear Riks method of analysis provided by Abaqus was applied. This method enables to predict more consistently unstable geometrically nonlinear induced collapse of a structure by detecting potential limit points during the loading history. It was found that plies orientations of the composite and the presence of geometric imperfections have huge influence on the strength resistance.
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