Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : A. Khether, Saad

Theoretical Analyses of the Dynamic Behaviour of Composite Cantilever Beam Manufactured From E-glass Polyester

Saad A. Khether; Muhannad Z. Khelifa; Hayder Moasa Al-Shukri

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2009, Volume 27, Issue 9, Pages 1833-1846

In order to have the right combination of manufactured E-glass polyester
composite properties and in service performance, the dynamic behaviour is one of the important properties to evaluate. The dynamic behaviour of E-glass Polyester composite was considered in this study where three laminate types was modelled [0o, ± 45o, 0o/90o ], also the influences of fibre orientations as well as the stacking sequences of the laminate layers on the natural frequencies and resonance under harmonic conditions were investigated. Commercial Finite Element ANSYS® Release 10.0 package analyses were used to simulate the Modaland Harmonic behaviours of composite cantilever beams in the frequency range of 0 to 1000 Hz. The first six modes in this frequency range were extracted and compared in the three laminates. A harmonic simulation was investigated to study its structure response to resonance. The results proved that
the [+45]s laminate had higher torsional modal frequencies due to its higher shear modulus and is more stable under loading than [0/90] laminate due to the arrangement of the layers.