A generalization of twodimensional theories of laminated composite plates Academic Article uri icon


  • A general two-dimensional shear deformation theory of laminated composite plates is presented. The theory accounts for a desired degree of approximation of the displacements through the laminate thickness. As special cases, the classical, first-order (Reissner-Mindlin) and other shear deformation theories available in the literature can be deduced from the present theory.

published proceedings

  • Communications in Applied Numerical Methods

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 550

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN

publication date

  • May 1987