ANN-Based Random First-Ply Failure Analyses of Laminated Composite Plates

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 103)


This paper presents the random first-ply failure analyses of laminated composite plates by using an artificial neural network (ANN)-based surrogate model. In general, materials and geometric uncertainties are unavoidable in such structures due to their inherent anisotropy and randomness in system configuration. To map such variabilities, stochastic analysis corroborates the fact of inevitable edge towards the quantification of uncertainties. In the present study, the finite element formulation is derived based on the consideration of eight-noded elements wherein each node consists of five degrees of freedom (DOF). The five failure criteria namely, maximum stress theory, maximum strain theory, Tsai-Hill (energy-based criterion) theory, Tsai-Wu (interaction tensor polynomial) theory and Tsai-Hill’s Hoffman failure criteria are considered in the present study. The input parameters include the ply orientation angle, assembly of ply, number of layers, ply thickness and degree of orthotropy, while the first-ply failure loads for five criteria representing output quantity of interest. The deterministic results are validated with past experimental results. The results obtained from the ANN-based surrogate model are observed to attain fitment with the results obtained by Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS). The statistical results are presented for both deterministic, as well as stochastic domain.


First-ply failure Laminated composite: Monte Carlo Simulation (MCS) Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Uncertainty quantification 



The authors would like to acknowledge the Aeronautics Research and Development Board (AR&DB), Government of India (Project Sanction no.: ARDB/01/105885/M/I), for the financial support for the present research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of TechnologySilcharIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahatiIndia
  3. 3.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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