Two new hyperbolic shear displacement models for orthotropic laminated composite plates


Akavci S. S.

MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.46, no.2, pp.215-226, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11029-010-9140-3
  • Title of Journal : MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-226

Abstract

Two hyperbolic displacement models, HPSDT1 and HPSDT2, are developed for a bending analysis of orthotropic laminated composite plates. These models take into account the parabolic distribution of transverse shear stresses and satisfy the condition of zero shear stresses on the top and bottom surfaces of the plates. The accuracy of the analysis presented is demonstrated by comparing the results with solutions derived from other higher-order models and with data found in the literature. It is established that the HPSDT1 model is more accurate than some theories of laminates developed previously, and therefore the analysis can be expanded to laminated composite shells.