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Flexure of composite plates

Murty, Krishna AV (1987) Flexure of composite plates. In: Composite Structures, 7 (3). pp. 161-177.

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A new higher order shear deformation theory of laminated composite plates is developed. The basic displacement variables in this theory are two partial normal displacements and two in-plane displacement parameters. The governing equations are presented in the form of four simultaneous partial differential equations. The shear deformation theories of Bhimareddy and Stevens, and of Reddy are special cases of this formulation. In their models, transverse shear strains will become zero at points in the plate where displacements are constrained to be zero such as those on fixed edges. This limitation has been overcome in the present formulation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Composite Structures
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 12:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21248

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