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Research Article Open Access
The usage of heterogeneous materials in situations where large strength to weight ratio is required has been increased substantially over the world in all construction aspects. The behaviour of the plate under each loading is different. Whenever the delamination is located at the middle plane of laminate, the panel exhibits only global buckling, i.e. there is no buckling of delaminated region. Whenever the delamination is close to the surface, the buckling mode is predominantly local. The type of plate also plays a major role in carrying load. This article summarises the numerical study carried out using finite element software ANSYS and Timoshenko’s methodology to examine the buckling behaviour of homogeneous and heterogeneous plate element with and without crack. Also the effect of aspect ratio on the buckling behaviour with varying plate thickness for different boundary conditions was also examined.