EFFECTS OF SHEAR DEFORMATION AND ANISOTROPY ON THE THERMAL BENDING OF LAYERED COMPOSITE PLATES Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A finite-element formulation of equations governing layered anisotropic composite plates subjected to thermal and mechanical loadings is presented. An exact closed-form solution is also presented for simply supported rectangular cross-ply laminated plates under sinusoidal loading to validate the finite element developed. The finite-element results are in good agreement with the closed-form results and with the results of others. Material properties typical of advanced fiber-reinforced composites are used to show the parametric effects of plate aspect ratio, side-to-thickness ratio, orientation of layers, and edge conditions on the deflections and stresses. © 1980 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., & Hsu, Y. S.

citation count

  • 89

publication date

  • October 1980