Symposium 4

Stability of Composite Structures

The increased use of composites in aerospace and civil engineering has resulted in growing demand for engineers versed in the advanced design of composite structures. Composite structures are understood in the wide sense including microstructured materials, composite structural members, composite members built up by sub-elements of different materials, sandwich members, small-scale composite structures, etc.  This symposium is to provide a forum to discuss recent advances and address the future prospects in the area of stability of composite structures. Interested researchers are invited to submit one-page abstracts on topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Buckling of composite members;
  • Plate buckling;
  • Buckling of thin-walled structures;
  • Large displacement analysis;
  • Interactive buckling and nonlocal mechanics;
  • Shear effects for in-plane and out-of-plane analyses;
  • Inelastic buckling;
  • Anisotropic effects, microstructured materials and stability problems;
  • Buckling of sandwich structures;
  • Stability of partially composite members and delamination effects;
  • Postbuckling;
  • Dynamic buckling;
  • Continuum Damage Mechanics and stability problems;

Symposium Organizers:

Noël Challamel, Associate Professor, INSA of Rennes, FRANCE

Pizhong Qiao, Professor, Washington State University, USA

Dinar Camotim, Professor, Technical University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Yang Xiang, Professor, University of Western Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Jifeng Xu, Assistant Chief Engineer, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd., China

Authors are encouraged to prepare full papers version, that can serve as possible papers selected for a special issue of the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics devoted to “Stability of composite structures”.