Exact solutions for the transient response of symmetric cross-ply laminates using a higher-order plate theory Academic Article uri icon


  • The methods of the orthogonality of principal modes and the state variables technique are used to investigate the dynamic response of symmetric cross-ply laminated composite plates by solving the equation of a higher-order shear deformation plate theory. Exact solutions of simply supported rectangular plates are presented for various loadings. The results obtained using the higher-order theory (HSDT) are compared with those obtained by the Reissner-Mindlin shear deformation plate theory (FSDT) as well as the classical laminate theory (CPT). 1989.

published proceedings

  • Composites Science and Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Khdeir, A. A., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 61

complete list of authors

  • Khdeir, AA||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • January 1989