Proper Generalized Decomposition and layer-wise approach for the modeling of composite plate structures

Abstract : In the framework of the design of laminated and sandwich structures, the computation of local quantities needs a layer-wise approach. But, the computational cost of such approach increases with the number of layers. In this work, the introduction of the Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) is presented for the layer-wise modeling of heterogeneous structures in order to reduce the number of unknowns. The dis-placement field is approximated as a sum of separated functions of the in-plane coordinates x; y and the transverse coordinate z. This choice yields to an iterative process that consists of solving a 2D and 1D problem successively at each iteration. In the thickness direction, a fourth-order expansion in each layer is considered. For the in-plane description, classical Finite Element method is used. After a preliminary study to show the relevance of the present approach, mechanical tests for thin to thick laminated and sandwich plates with various boundary conditions are presented. The results are compared with elasticity reference solutions.
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P. Vidal, L. Gallimard, O. Polit. Proper Generalized Decomposition and layer-wise approach for the modeling of composite plate structures. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Elsevier, 2013, 50 (14-15), pp.2239-2250. ⟨10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.03.034⟩. ⟨hal-01366917⟩

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