A plate bending element based on a generalized laminate plate theory Academic Article uri icon


  • A plate bending element based on the generalized laminate plate theory (GLPT) developed by the senior author is described and its accuracy is investigated by comparison with the exact solutions of the generalized plate theory and the 3Delasticity theory. The element accounts for transverse shear deformation and layerwise description of the inplane displacements of the laminate. The element has improved description of the inplane as well as the transverse deformation response. A method for the computation of interlaminar (transverse) stresses is also presented. Copyright 1989 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., Barbero, E. J., & Teply, J. L.

citation count

  • 156

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN||Barbero, EJ||Teply, JL

publication date

  • October 1989