A DIANA-element for the dynamic analysis of laminate plates

F.P. Grooteman, J. Locht, P.J.M. van der Hoogt, R.M.E.J. Spiering, H. Tijdeman

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This paper describes the main characteristics of a new DIANA elemnt to trent. The dynamic behaviour of structures made of three-layer laminate plate, including the effect of damping. This element is not only suited for laminates with two metal skins and a viscoelasticlayer, but alsofor composite materials like ARALL. Sample calculations are presented showing the effect of a viscoelastic layer on the dynamic characteristics. In addition attention is paid to interaction of the vibrating structure with a surrounding fluid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIANA Computational Mechanics ‘94
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the First International Diana Conference on Computational Mechanics
EditorsGer M.A. Kusters, Max A.N. Hendriks
Place of PublicationDordrecht
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-1046-4
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-4454-7
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event1st International DIANA Conference on Computational Mechanics 1994 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Oct 199425 Oct 1994
Conference number: 1


Conference1st International DIANA Conference on Computational Mechanics 1994


  • Laminate plate
  • Transverse shear stress
  • Viscoelastic layer
  • Classical plate theory
  • Kirchhoff theory

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