Title

Analytical Solutions for Bending of Clamped Layered Composite Plates Using a Higher-Order Theory

Abstract

Analytical solutions are presented for the bending of clamped laminated plates using a higher-order shear deformation theory. Unlike the first-order shear deformation theory, the higher-order theory does not require a shear correction factor. The displacement field of the higher-order theory contains the same number of dependent variables as in the first-order shear deformation theory, and also accounts for the cubic variation of the in-plane displacements through the thickness. Closed-form solutions are not tractable for clamped composite plates due to the boundary conditions and anisotropy of the plate and hence approximate methods are required. In the present work, a method based on Lagrange multipliers is used to enforce the boundary conditions not satisfied by the assumed series. Results are presented for antisymmetric cross-ply and angle-ply plates to study the influence of anisotropy, aspect ratio, and loadings on the deflections and stresses of clamped plates.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0731-6844

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 SAGE Publications, All rights reserved.

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