A transverse deformation theory of laminated composite plates Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Computers & Structures

author list (cited authors)

  • Wung, P. M., & Reddy, J. N.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Wung, PM||Reddy, JN

publication date

  • January 1991