5 May 1995 Active control of interlaminar stresses in laminated composites by through-thickness thermal gradients
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In this paper, we propose a method to actively control interlaminar stresses near the free edges of laminated composites by through-thickness thermal gradients. Theoretical solutions are given for optimal steady-state through-thickness temperature distributions under uniaxial loading that are required to eliminate or reduce the interlaminar stresses below a prescribed level. The optimal solutions are obtained by minimizing appropriate performance indices that are functions of the far-field properties, with respect to the through-thickness temperature differences. In the second part, an experimental investigation is conducted on a glass/epoxy cross-ply laminate with embedded piezoelectric sensors and a thermal heater. Through the experiment, a feasibility of the thermal control of interlaminar stresses is demonstrated.
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Taehyoun Kim, D. Steadman, Sathya V. Hanagud, S. Atluri, "Active control of interlaminar stresses in laminated composites by through-thickness thermal gradients", Proc. SPIE 2442, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (5 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.208876
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