Analysis of laminated composite plates using a higherorder shear deformation theory Academic Article uri icon


  • A higherorder shear deformation theory is used to analyse laminated anisotropic composite plates for deflections, stresses, natural frequencies and buckling loads. The theory accounts for parabolic distribution of the transverse shear stresses, and requires no shear correction coefficients. A displacement finite element model of the theory is developed, and applications of the element to bending, Vibration and stability of laminated plates are discussed. The present solutions are compared with those obtained using the classical plate theory and the threedimensional elasticity theory. Copyright 1985 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Phan, N. D., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 294

complete list of authors

  • Phan, ND||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • December 1985