Investigations on the ultimate compressive strength of composite plates with geometrical imperfections

K. Misirlis (Invited author), J. Downes (Invited author), R.S. Dow (Invited author), Antoine Delarche (Invited author), Christian Lundsgaard-Larsen (Invited author), Christian Berggreen (Invited author), D. Hayman (Invited author), N. Tsouvalis (Invited author), N. Yang (Invited author), P.K. Das (Invited author)

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A series of studies has been performed within the MARSTRUCT Network of Excellence on Marine Structures in order to investigate the buckling response of glass fibre reinforced polymer plates. These studies include the fabrication, testing and finite element analysis of a large number of plates with initial geometric imperfections. This paper presents the validation of finite element models against a series of plate tests that were performed within this framework and parametric studies that were carried out to identify the effects of geometric imperfections on the ultimate compressive strength of composite plates with three alternative lay-up configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCM-17
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Conference on Composite Materials
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Geometric imperfections
  • Post-buckling strength
  • GFRP
  • Progressive failure

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