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Bending, vibration and buckling of simply supported thick orthotropic rectangular plates and laminates

Srinivasan, S and Rao, AK (1970) Bending, vibration and buckling of simply supported thick orthotropic rectangular plates and laminates. In: International Journal of Solids and Structures, 6 (11). pp. 1463-1481.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7683(70)90076-4

Abstract

This paper presents a unified exact analysis for the statics and dynamics of a class of thick laminates. A three-dimensional, linear, small deformation theory of elasticity solution is developed for the bending, vibration and buckling of simply supported thick orthotropic rectangular plates and laminates. All the nine elastic constants of orthotropy are taken into account. The solution is formally exact and leads to simple infinite series for stresses and displacements in flexure, forced vibration and "beam-column" type problems and to closed form characteristic equations for free vibration and buckling problems. For free vibration of plates, the present analysis yields a triply infinite spectrum of frequencies instead of only one doubly infinite spectrum by thin plate theory or three doubly infinite spectra by Reissner-Mindlin type analyses. Some numerical results are presented for plates and laminates. Comparison of results from thin plate, Reissner and Mindlin analyses with these yield some important conclusions regarding the validity and effects of the assumptions made in the approximate theories.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 05:45
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28095

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