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Predicting the Optimum Stacking Sequence of Fiber Reinforced Plastic Laminated Beams Under Bending


This study discusses two calculators specific to the selection of optimum stacking sequences for composite laminates under bending. The Moment Optimization Calculator estimates the minimum moment at which failure might occur in each layer of a user-specified stacking sequence laminate, using the Tsai-Hill and Tsai-Wu failure theories. The Optimum Stacking Sequence Calculator, presents all optimum stacking sequences for which failure does not occur under user-specified loading conditions. Loading conditions for the Optimum Stacking Sequence Calculator are restricted to bending, thermal residual stresses, and hygral effects. Failure is estimated based on either the Tsai-Hill or Tsai-Wu failure theories. First-ply failure is predicted and the damage accumulation is estimated using data from two different damage models: Broutman-Sahu. Both calculators allow the user to specify the Fiber Reinforced Plastic material used, its properties, the number of layers, thickness and fiber orientations of the laminate, curing temperatures, as well as the bending moment the laminate is subjected to. The Optimum Stacking Sequence Calculator predicts stacking sequences that will not fail under the user specified-loading conditions, selecting fiber orientations from an available pool of 6 different orientations (0o, 30o, ±45o, 60o, 90o).


Author: Roselita Fragoudakis


Conference: SAMPE Seattle 2017


SKU/Code: SE17--0608

Pages: 10

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