Materially nonlinear analysis of laminated composite plates Academic Article uri icon


  • A materially nonlinear analysis of laminated composite plates is presented. The Reissner-Mindlin type plate theory and a fully three-dimensional elasticity theory of laminated composites are used to analyze the bending of plates under transverse loads. The modified Ramberg-Osgood relationship is used to compute the principal elastic moduli in each lamina. Results are also presented using the modified elastic-plastic criterion of Hill. The results agree well with those available in the literature. Many of the results presented here should serve as references for future investigations. 1984.

published proceedings

  • Composite Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuppusamy, T., Nanda, A., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Kuppusamy, T||Nanda, A||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • January 1984