The paper considers free vibration characteristics of stiffened composite hyperbolic paraboloid shell panel with cutout in terms of natural frequency and mode shapes. A finite element code is developed for the purpose by combining an eight noded curved shell element with a three noded curved beam element. The size of the cutouts and their positions with respect to the shell centre are varied for different edge conditions of cross-ply and angle-ply laminated shells. The effects of these parametric variations on the fundamental frequencies and mode shapes are considered in details to conclude a set of inferences of practical engineering significance.
International Journal of Engineering and Technologies (Volume 7)
S. Sahoo "Performance Evaluation of Free Vibration of Laminated Composite Stiffened Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shell Panel with Cutout", International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, Vol. 7, pp. 1-24, 2016