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Author(s): Rui M. Guedes
Title: Nonlinear viscoelastic analysis of thick-walled cylindrical composite pipes
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: This paper analyzes the effect of the polymer matrix non-viscoelastic behaviour in the mechanical behaviour of thick multilayered cylinders. The original contribution of this work is to provide novel approximate analytical solutions to compute the time-dependent internal stress state through the pipe thickness within the framework of nonlinear viscoelasticity theory. The structures considered are thick, multilayered anisotropic infinitive long cylinders subjected to axisymmetric mechanical loading. Under such conditions there is an exact elastic solution which naturally satisfies equilibrium, strain-displacement, compatibility and boundary conditions for the stated constitutive equations and loading. Due to the continuous stress variations through the cylinder thickness, the proposed nonlinear viscoelastic solution assumes the averaged stress state to calculate the nonlinear elastic and viscoelastic factors in each layer. Furthermore, the solution is obtained assuming that the creep strains, within each layer, are constant through the thickness. The proposed algorithm converges to the exact solution when the number of layers is artificially increased. For the linear viscoelastic case, the proposed solution proved to match the exact known solution for isotropic viscoelastic materials. Finally several invented cases are run to illustrate the importance of the viscoelasticity phenomenon on the internal stress field in thick-laminated cylinders.
Subject: Engenharia mecânica
Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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