End Effects in Laminated Anisotropic Beams — Part I

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J. A. Ackermann, T. J. Kozik

Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3123

J. Energy Resour. Technol 117(4), 279-284 (Dec 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2835424 History: Received June 02, 1994; Revised June 05, 1995; Online January 22, 2008


The derivation of an analytical method to examine the stress field near the end of a simply supported, laminated beam is presented. Specific effort has been directed to accurately calculate the transverse-shear and normal stress by incorporating the exact displacement relations derived, by Kozik (1970). The method accommodates any combination of material lay-up and any type of normal load on the upper and lower surfaces. The reactions at the ends of the beam may be distributed over the surface edges in a fashion most accurately characterizing the physical supports. The solution and application of the method is presented in Part II of this paper.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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