Transient analysis of composite plates by radial basis functions in a pseudospectral framework Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a study of the linear transient response of composite plates using radial basis functions and collocation method in a pseudospectral framework. The first-order shear deformation plate theory is used to define a set of algebraic equations from the equations of motion and boundary conditions. The transient analysis is performed by a Newmark algorithm. In order to assess the quality of the present numerical method, an analytical solution was also developed. Numerical tests on square and rectangular cross-ply laminated plates demonstrate that the present method produces highly accurate displacements and stresses when compared with the available results. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Roque, C., Ferreira, A., Neves, A., Soares, C., Reddy, J. N., & Jorge, R.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Roque, CMC||Ferreira, AJM||Neves, AMA||Soares, CMM||Reddy, JN||Jorge, RMN

publication date

  • January 2011