Analysis of laminated composite plates using a higher‐order shear deformation theory Academic Article uri icon


  • A higher‐order 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 three‐dimensional elasticity theory. Copyright © 1985 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

author list (cited authors)

  • Phan, N. D., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 276

publication date

  • December 1985