Comment by Composite Analytica on 13 Oct 2009 at 18:10:40
Dear Donald Green,
Yes, buckling modes of multilayer structures (e.g. Polyethylene to Aluminum, Reinforced Epoxy plies, PU isolation on X65 high-strength steel, etc.) are included in CheFEM.
In case of internal pressure, temperature variations and swelling strains, I assume that at this point you are - above all - interested in circumferential buckling phenomena. The determination and prediction of this buckling behaviour in multilayer is an important core capability of CheFEM because this failure mode could esult from the combined action of internal pressure, temperature and mass swelling strains. Click CheFEM Simulation
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