Jordan canonical form solution for thermally induced deformations of cross-ply laminated composite beams Academic Article uri icon


  • Thermal deformations in symmetric and antisymmetric cross-ply beams are investigated. The state-space approach in conjunction with the Jordan canonical form is presented to obtain exact solutions for the thermoelastic response of cross-ply composite beams for arbitrary boundary conditions and subjected to general temperature fields. The classical, first-, second-, and third-order beam theories are used in the analysis. As a demonstrative example, deflections are computed for beams with various lamination schemes and boundary conditions undergoing linearly varying temperature through the thickness. 1999 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Khdeir, A. A., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Khdeir, AA||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • April 1999