Crest of the Royal National Institution of Naval Architects - Click to return to the homepage


Brookes Bell May 2020 v2

UZMAR 2020

Man Enersgy April

Alfa Wall - Aug

IJME 300

Paper title: Buckling and Post-buckling of Isotropic and Composite Stiffened Panels: A Review on Analysis and Experiment (2000-2012)



X-Y Ni, Nanjing Forestry University, PR China
B G Prusty and A K Hellier, The University of New South Wales, Australia


Stiffened panels made out of isotropic or anisotropic materials are being extensively used as structural elements for aircraft, maritime, and other structures. In order to maintain stiffness and strength with light weight, new design techniques must be employed when utilising these materials. Their stability, ultimate strength and loading capacity are the key issues pertaining to these engineering structures which have attracted a number of investigators to undertake indepth research, either in an academic or actual engineering context. This paper provides an extensive review of the research which has been conducted in recent years (2000-2012) on the buckling and post-buckling response of isotropic and composite stiffened plate and shell structures related to analysis and experiment. The key objective of this review article is to collate the research performed in the area of buckling and post-buckling behaviour of stiffened structures, thereby giving a broad perspective of the state-of-the-art in this field.


Transactions RINA, Vol 157, Part A1, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Jan-Mar 2015 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2015.a1.300

Search and Order IJME papers

All International Journal of Maritime Engineering (IJME) papers are listed in the RINA Publications Database. You can search the database by author name and paper title. Publications may be ordered and paid for online. Other publications are also listed, some of which may be downloaded free of charge. Follow the link to Search Publications & Order.


RINA membership


Lloyds Academy March 120x120

Seatrade Informa March

Teinbridge Propeller

SIG & SMALL promo