Mechanics & Industry
Volume 17, Number 5, 2016
|Number of page(s)||14|
|Published online||07 July 2016|
Buckling and free vibration analysis of laminated composite plates using an efficient and simple higher order shear deformation theory
1 Département de génie civil, Université Ibn Khaldoun Tiaret,
BP 78 Zaaroura, 14000 Tiaret, Algérie
2 Laboratoire GRESPI, Campus du Moulin de la Housse, BP 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France
3 Laboratoire de Géomatique et Développement Durable, Université Ibn Khaldoun, Tiaret, Algérie
4 Laboratoire de Technologie Industrielle, Université Ibn Khaldoun, Tiaret, Algérie
a Corresponding author:
Accepted: 21 November 2015
In this paper, the buckling and free vibration analysis of laminated composite plates using an efficient and simple higher order shear deformation theory are examined by using a refined shear deformation theory. This theory is based on the assumption that the transverse displacements consist of bending and shear components where the bending components do not contribute to shear forces, and likewise, the shear components do not contribute to bending moments. The most interesting feature of this theory is that it allows for parabolic distributions of transverse shear stresses across the plate thickness and satisfies the conditions of zero shear stresses at the top and bottom surfaces of the plate without using shear correction factors. The number of independent unknowns in the present theory is four, as against five in other shear deformation theories. In this analysis, the equations of motion for simply supported thick laminated rectangular plates are derived and obtained through the use of Hamilton’s principle. The closed-form solutions of anti-symmetric cross-ply and angle- ply laminates are obtained using Navier solution. Numerical results of the present study 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 theory is accurate and simple in solving the buckling and free vibration behaviors of laminated composite plates.
Key words: Analytical solutions / laminated composite plates / higher-order shear deformation theory / buckling / free vibration / Navier solution
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