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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Finite Element Analysis

By
Naveen Rastogi
Naveen Rastogi
Visteon Chassis Systems
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Published:
2001
Page range:
321 - 333
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

This article provides an overview of finite-element-based analyses (FEA) of advanced composite structures and highlights the key aspects, such as homogenization of materials properties and post-processing of numerical results. It discusses the analysis of composite structures based on micromechanics and macromechanics. The article describes the FEA of 3-D solid elements, 2-D cylindrical shell elements, and 1-D beam elements. It contains a table that lists the commercially available finite element codes related to the analysis of fibrous composite materials. The article presents classical examples from the mechanics of composite materials to illustrate the aspects of multilayered composite structures.

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Naveen Rastogi, 2001. "Finite Element Analysis", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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