MODELING OF LAMINATED COMPOSITE PLATES AND SHELLS USING A LAYER-WISE SHELL THEORY Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • A layer-wise theory proposed by the author is reviewed and its applications to bending of laminated composite plates and buckling of circular cylindrical composite shells is presented. The layer-wise theory accounts for 3-D kinematics and state of stress, and its formulation allows efficient calculation of stresses and buckling loads compared to the 3-D elasticity formulation of laminated composite structures. Results of the displacement finite element analysis for bending of laminated plates and the Navier solution for buckling of stiffened cylindrical shells are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • REDDY, J. N., & GARVIN, C. C.

publication date

  • December 1991