Peridynamic Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates Based on First-Order Shear Deformation Theory


DÖRDÜNCÜ M. , Kaya K., ERGİN Ö. F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, vol.12, no.3, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s1758825120500313
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS

Abstract

A nonlocal Peridynamic Differential Operator (PDDO) is presented for static analysis of laminated composite plates based on the First-order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT). The equilibrium equations and boundary conditions of the FSDT were derived from the principle of virtual work. The local spatial derivatives in these equations were replaced with their nonlocal PD forms. The continuous transverse shear stresses were achieved by integrating the stress equilibrium equations through the thickness of the plate. This approach was validated against an existing analytical solution by considering a simply supported laminated composite plate under uniformly distributed sinusoidal load for different aspect ratios. The performance of this formulation was investigated by comparing through-the-thickness stress variations against the analytical solutions.