A comparison of closed-form and finite-element solutions of thick laminated anisotropic rectangular plates Academic Article uri icon


  • In this study the effects of reduced integration, mesh size, and element type (i.e. linear or quadratic) on the accuracy of a penalty-finite element based on the theory governing thick, laminated, anisotropic composite plates are investigated. In order to assess the accuracy of the present finite element, exact closed-form solutions are developed for cross-ply and antisymmetric angle-ply rectangular plates simply supported and subjected to sinusoidally distributed mechanical and/or thermal loadings, and free vibration. 1981.

published proceedings

  • Nuclear Engineering and Design

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., & Chao, W. C.

citation count

  • 139

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN||Chao, WC

publication date

  • April 1981