Finite element dynamic analysis of laminated composite beams under moving loads

Kahya V.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS, cilt.42, ss.729-745, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12989/sem.2012.42.5.729
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.729-745


This study presents dynamic analysis of laminated beams traversed by moving loads using a multilayered beam element based on the first-order shear deformation theory. The present element consists of N layers with different thickness and material property, and has (3N + 7) degrees of freedom corresponding three axial, four transversal, and 3N rotational displacements. Delamination and interfacial slip are not allowed. Comparisons with analytical and/or numerical results available in literature for some illustrative examples are made. Numerical results for natural frequencies, deflections and stresses of laminated beams are given to explain the effect of load speed, lamina layup, and boundary conditions.