Development of an accurate finite element model for N-layer MR-laminated beams using a layerwise theory
Momeni, S. - Zabihollah, A. - Behzad, M
Laminated composite beams incorporated with magneto-rheological fluid are being used in variety of critical applications. An N-layer magneto-rheological-laminated beam based on layerwise theory has been developed to study the dynamic characteristics. For simulation purpose, an MR-laminated beam with five layers is considered in which two layers filled with magneto-rheological and three layers are made of composite materials. The results of simulations are compared with existing layerwise, first-order shear-deformation theory and experimental tests where it shows the accuracy and functionality of the present model. The complex shear modulus of magneto-rheological fluid has been determined using ASTM E756-98 standard test. © 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.