Dynamic (transient) analysis of layered anisotropic compositematerial plates Academic Article uri icon


  • A shearflexible finite element is employed to investigate the transient response of isotropic, orthotropic and layered anisotropic composite plates. Numerical convergence and stability of the element is established using Newmark's direct integration technique. Numerical results for deflections and stresses are presented for rectangular plates under various boundary conditions and loadings. The parametric effects of the time step, finite element mesh, lamination scheme and orthotropy on the transient response are investigated. The present results agree very closely with the results available in the literature for isotropic plates, and the results for composite plates should serve as bench marks for future comparisons by other investigators. Copyright 1983 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

published proceedings

  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 87

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN

publication date

  • February 1983