Journal article

A two variable refined plate theory for laminated composite plates

Seung-Eock Kim, Huu-Tai Thai, Jaehong Lee

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

A two variable refined plate theory of laminated composite plates is developed in this paper. The theory accounts for parabolic distribution of the transverse shear strains, and satisfies the zero traction boundary conditions on the surfaces of the plate without using shear correction factor. Equations of motion are derived from the Hamilton's principle. The closed-form solutions of antisymmetric cross-ply and angle-ply laminates are obtained using Navier solution. Numerical results of present theory are compared with three-dimensional elasticity solutions and results of the first-order and the other higher-order theories reported in the literature. It can be concluded that the proposed theo..

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Awarded by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy


Awarded by Korea Ministry of Construction and Transportation


Funding Acknowledgements

The support of the research reported here by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy through Grant 10020379-2006-12 and Korea Ministry of Construction and Transportation through Grant 2006-C106A103001-06A050300220 are gratefully acknowledged.