Layerwise theory for discretely stiffened laminated cylindrical shells
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Using a finite element model of the layerwise theory for shells and shell stiffener elements, the accuracy and reliability of the elements is investigated through a wide variety of examples. The examples include laminated stiffened and unstiffened plates and shells and stand-alone beams under different types of external destabilizing loads. Finally, the study identifies the particular types of problems where the layerwise elements possess a clear advantage and superiority over the conventional equivalent single-layer models.
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