Non-linear bending of thick rectangular, laminated composite plates Academic Article uri icon


  • A shear deformable theory accounting for the transverse shear (in the sense of Reissner-Mindlin's thick plate theory) and large rotations (in the sense of von Karman theory) is employed in the construction of a variational statement and associated finite element models of layered composite plates. Numerical results of deflections and stresses are presented for rectangular plates for various boundary conditions, loadings, stacking and orientation of layers, and material properties. Results are compared with other approximate results available in the literature. 1981.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Reddy, J. N., & Chao, W. C.

citation count

  • 70

complete list of authors

  • Reddy, JN||Chao, WC

publication date

  • January 1981