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Old Dominion University

Aerospace Engineering

Stochastic process

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Numerical Simulation Of The Nonlinear Response Of Composite Plates Under Combined Thermal And Acoustic Loading, Jayashree Moorthy Jan 1994

Numerical Simulation Of The Nonlinear Response Of Composite Plates Under Combined Thermal And Acoustic Loading, Jayashree Moorthy

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations

A time-domain study of the random response of a laminated plate subjected to combined acoustic and thermal loads is carried out. The features of this problem also include given uniform static inplane forces. The formulation takes into consideration a possible initial imperfection in the flatness of the plate. High decibel sound pressure levels along with high thermal gradients across thickness drive the plate response into nonlinear regimes. This calls for the analysis to use von Karman large deflection strain-displacement relationships. A finite element model that combines the von Karman strains with the first-order shear deformation plate theory is developed. The ...