Continuous accretion of a composite cylinder

A. D. Drozdov

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A new model is derived for winding of a composite thick-walled cylinder with finite strains. Continuous growth of a cylinder is treated as a limit of successive accretion of built-up portions (thin-walled shells) consisting of a fiber bundles and resin. Due to preload of fibers, a gradient of pressure arises in the cylinder which causes resin flow. Nonlinear partial differential equations are developed which permit stresses and displacements in a wound cylinder to be determined with account for the material accretion and resin flow. At infinitesimal strains, these equations are reduced to a linear Volterra integral equation for pressure on mandrel. This equation is solved numerically to analyze the effect of material and structural parameters on stresses in a wound cylinder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-135
Number of pages19
JournalActa Mechanica
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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