Nonlinear bending of bimodular-material plates
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The paper presents finite element results for geometrically nonlinear bending of fiber-reinforced, single-layer and two-layer cross-ply rectangular plates constructed of materials which have linear elastic properties in tension and compression that are different. A shear deformation theory of layered composite plates, accounting for large rotations (in the von Karman sense) and the bimodular action, is employed to analyze rectangular plates made of two cord-rubber bimodular materials. Numerical results for transverse deflection are presented for simply supported plates under sinusoidally distributed and uniformly distributed transverse loads. © 1983.
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Reddy, J. N., & Chao, W. C.