Effect of Boundary Conditions on Buckling Load for Laminated Composite Plates

(osama mohammed elmardi suleiman khayal) #1

It is observed that, for all cases the buckling load increases with the mode number but at different rates depending on whether the plate is simply supported, clamped or clamped – simply supported. The buckling load is a minimum when the plate is simply supported and a maximum when the plate is clamped. Because of the rigidity of clamped boundary condition, the buckling load is higher than in simply supported boundary condition. It is also observed that as the mode number increases, the plate needs additional support.IJEART0501003.pdf (776.4% u)