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Title: Eliminating end effects for theoretical panel buckling with FEM
Authors: Fenner, Patrick
Watson, Andrew
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Citation: FENNER, P.E. and WATSON, A., 2010. Eliminating end effects for theoretical panel buckling with FEM. IN: 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, Florida, 12th-15th Apr., 18pp.
Abstract: The theoretical buckling performance of thin walled panels under compression can be predicted using classical plate theory (CPT) and using tools such as the VICONOPT, which uses the finite strip method, and Abaqus, a finite element modelling program (FEM). VICONOPT is much more computationally efficient than FEM, and is able to optimise panel design for buckling and pseudo-postbuckling performance. This work forms part of a larger project to use VICONOPT to optimise panel designs that are allowed to buckle in a stable manner below the maximum allowed loading. Because VICONOPT can only make a first approximation of postbuckling performance, a method is required to validate the optimisation results against a more accurate method.
Description: This is a conference paper. It was presented at the 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference [© AIAA]. The definitive published version can be found at: http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=2
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8692
Publisher Link: http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=2
ISBN: 9781600867422
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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