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Cured shape prediction of the bistable hybrid composite laminate
Author(s): Fu-hong Dai; Bo-ming Zhang; Shan-yi Du
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Paper Abstract

A bistable unsymmetric hybrid composite laminate with quite high stiffness and large shape change is presented. Rayleigh-Ritz method is used to predict the cured shape and the predited results agree well with the experimentals. The critical loads switching between different shapes are tested. It shows that the critical load for hybrid composite laminates increases greatly (up to 10 times) compared with the pure fiber reinforced polymer matrix composite laminates. The influence of different geometric and material properites on the bistable shape is discussed. It reveals that the present hybrid bistable laminate is more designable and miscellaneous.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74934P (21 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.845663
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Fu-hong Dai, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Bo-ming Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Shan-yi Du, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering

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