A transverse deformation theory of laminated composite plates
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In this paper a first-order shear/fourth-order transverse deformation theory of laminated composite plates is presented. A finite element model with a strain/stress recovery technique is developed in such a way that nonzero surface traction boundary conditions and interlaminar shear stress continuity conditions are all satisfied identically. The rotational degrees of freedom become layer-dependent quantities and the laminate possesses a transverse deformation capability. Numerical results are compared with analytical solutions and other finite element solutions to illustrate the effectiveness of the theory and the computational procedure developed herein. © 1991.
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Wung, P. M., & Reddy, J. N.