Open Access Research Article

Finite Element Study of The Buckling of Cracked Thin Plates Repaired by Composite Laminate Under Compression

Qiang Liu1, Liankun Wang1*, Jiong Zhang1, Qiang Tang1 and Weidong Liu2

1School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuyi University, China

22College of Energy and Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 14, 2019;  Published Date: August 22, 2019


In this paper, the elastic buckling of cracked thin plates repaired by composite laminate patch under compression was studied by the finite element method. The effects of the shape of the repairing patch, size of the repairing patch, and the thickness of the patch on the elastic buckling load were evaluated. The results show that the size and thickness of the repairing patch must be optimized to increase the performance of the repairing.

Keywords:Thin plate; Finite element; Buckling analysis; Composite material

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