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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 67
COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR MATERIALS, COMPOSITES AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper VIII.7

Assessment of Four Shear Deformation Theories for Laminated Composite Structures based on Both Static and Dynamic Analysis

D-C. Zhu and Z-Y. Xu

The Solid Mechanics Research Centre, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
D-C. Zhu, Z-Y. Xu, "Assessment of Four Shear Deformation Theories for Laminated Composite Structures based on Both Static and Dynamic Analysis", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Computational Techniques for Materials, Composites and Composite Structures", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 365-373, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.67.8.7
Abstract
Since the analysis of laminated composite plates based on the three-dimensional theory is computationally expensive, numerous simplified theories that reduce the analysis from three-dimensional to two-dimensional for laminated composite plates have been established. Obviously, it may be full of interest to user which theory is the suitable one among them for a specific case. Hence, assessment of four fundamental theories based upon the variational principle of minimum total potential energy is made in the present paper.

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