Classical Laminate Theory (CLT)
In this subject, Dr. C. Kassapoglou continues the discussion about Classical Laminated Plate theory.
Last time he ended with in-plane laminate behavior, this time the out-of-plane behavior for the case of pure bending and membrane-bending coupling behavior are discussed. He tells how to obtain the equivalent stress-strain relations for a laminate bycombining everything. He then shows what the stiffness matrix should look like for symmetric and balanced laminates and how the elastic constants for a laminates can be obtained.
Advanced Design and Optimization of Composite Structures I – Week 2