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Laminated beams/shafts of annular cross-section subject to combined loading

Li, Shuguang; Johnson, Michael S.; Sitnikova, Elena; Evans, Richard; Mistry, Preetum J.


Professor of Aerospace Composites

Richard Evans

Preetum J. Mistry


A novel stress analysis method is developed for the efficient design of radially laminated annular beams/shafts subject to arbitrary load combinations. The analysis is conducted using classic laminate theory (CLT) in conjunction with a mechanics of materials (MoM) approach based on the plane section assumption. Global loads are related to the global deformations and are expressed in terms of the generalised laminate strains in CLT. The analysis is verified against MoM for a homogeneous and isotropic tube. Further validation against the finite element method is shown for general cases in terms of loading and laminate layups with almost perfect agreement.


Li, S., Johnson, M. S., Sitnikova, E., Evans, R., & Mistry, P. J. (2023). Laminated beams/shafts of annular cross-section subject to combined loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 182(Part A), Article 110153.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 13, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 13, 2022
Publication Date Jan 1, 2023
Deposit Date Oct 17, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 17, 2022
Journal Thin-Walled Structures
Print ISSN 0263-8231
Electronic ISSN 1879-3223
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 182
Issue Part A
Article Number 110153
Keywords Mechanical Engineering, Building and Construction, Civil and Structural Engineering
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