Thermal stresses in laminated beams Academic Article uri icon


  • A displacement variation which incorporates the effects of transverse shear and normal strain is used to formulate the equations of equilibrium for a laminated beam subjected to external loads and temperature fields. The interlaminar stress field obtained from the present method is compared to those obtained from the theory of elasticity and the elementary beam theory. The numerical results indicate a substantial difference in the stress fields obtained from the present and the elementary beam theory for the cases of transverse and sinusoidal temperature fields. However, for uniform temperature distributions, the stresses are in close agreement. 1984.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Solids and Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Ochoa, O. O., & Marcano, V. M.

complete list of authors

  • Ochoa, OO||Marcano, VM

publication date

  • January 1, 1984 11:11 AM