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Balya, Bora
This thesis is for the investigation of the design and analysis processes of filament wound composite tubes under combined loading. The problem is studied by using a computational tool based on the Finite Element Method (FEM). Filament wound tubes are modeled as multi layered orthotropic tubes. Several analyses are performed on layered orthotropic tubes by using FEM. Results of the FEM are examined in order to investigate characteristics of filament wound tubes under different combined loading conditions. Winding angle, level of orthotropy and various ratios of the loading conditions were the main concerns of the study. The results of the FEM analysis are discussed for each loading condition. Both pure loading and combined loading analysis results were consistent with the ones mentioned in literature, such as optimum winding angles, optimum loading ratios and optimum level of orthotropy. Modeling parameters, assumptions and source of errors are also discussed. Finally, the required data is obtained for the design of filament wound composite tubes under combined loading.


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Citation Formats
B. Balya, “Design and analysis of filament wound composite tubes,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.