Over the last few decades, uncertainty quantification in composite materials and structures has gained a lot of attention from the research community as a result of industrial requirements. This book presents computationally efficient uncertainty quantification schemes following meta-model-based approaches for stochasticity in material and geometric parameters of laminated composite structures. Several metamodels have been studied and comparative results have been presented for different static and dynamic responses. Results for sensitivity analyses are provided for a comprehensive coverage of the relative importance of different material and geometric parameters in the global structural responses.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Uncertainty quantification in composite structures: An overview. Stochastic dynamic analysis of laminated composite plates. Stochastic free vibration analysis of pre-twisted singly curved composite shells. Stochastic dynamic analysis of doubly curved composite shells. Effect of operational uncertainties on the stochastic dynamics of composite laminates. Effect of cutout on the stochastic free vibration analysis of twisted composite panels. Stochastic dynamic stability analysis of composite laminates. Uncertainty quantification for skewed laminated soft-core sandwich panels. Fuzzy uncertainty quantification in composite laminates. Comparative assessment of Kriging variants for stochastic analysis of composites. A comparative study on metamodel based stochastic analysis of composite structures. Bibliography.
Sudip Dey is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India. He was Post-doctoral researcher at Leibniz-Institutfür Polymerforschung Dresden e. V., Germany and Swansea University, UK. He received a PhD degree in Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. His areas of expertise include Applied Mechanics and Design.
Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Engineering Science Department of University of Oxford, UK. He received a PhD as a Zienkiewicz Scholar from Swansea University, UK. His research interest lies in the broad area of mechanics and multiphysics analysis of structures, focusing on mechanical metamaterials and advanced composites (URL: www.tmukhopadhyay.com).
Sondipon Adhikari is the Chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University, UK and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, UK. He received a PhD in Engineering as a Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College of the University of Cambridge. He was a Lecturer in Dynamics in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol and a Junior Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg and was visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Paris East, the University of Texas at Austin and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has authored four books and over 250 journal papers in areas of uncertainty quantification, dynamic systems and mechanics of advanced materials and structures.