Title

Bending of Cross-Ply Laminated Clamped Plates Using Lagrange Multipliers

Abstract

The application of the Lagrange multiplier method to the bending analysis of laminated cross-ply clamped plates is described. Transverse shear deformation effects are incorporated in the energy functional. Boundary conditions not satisfied by the assumed series expressions are enforced by Lagrange multipliers. A variety of results are presented for symmetric and antisymmetric cross-ply plates with clamped boundary conditions to demonstrate the effect of anisotropy, plate geometry and span-to-depth ratios on the deflections. Closed form solutions are not tractable for laminated clamped plates and the results of the present methodology can be used as a reference for other approximate solutions.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1990 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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