ENG  Vol.2 No.11 , November 2010
Using MATLAB to Design and Analyse Composite Lami-nates
Abstract
This work deals with the generation of MATLAB script files that assists the user in the design of a composite laminate to operate within safe conditions. The inputs of the program are the material properties, material limits and loading conditions. Equations based on Hooke’s Law for two-dimensional composites were used to determine the global and local stresses and strains on each layer. Failure analysis of the structure was performed via the Tsai-Wu failure theory. The output of the program is the optimal number of fibre layers required for the composite laminate, as well as the orientation of each layer.

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nullA. Ramsaroop and K. Kanny, "Using MATLAB to Design and Analyse Composite Lami-nates," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 11, 2010, pp. 904-916. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.211114.
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