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Thermoelastic bending analysis of laminated composite plates according to various shear deformation theories

Atteshamuddin Shamshuddin Sayyad, Bharati Machhindra Shinde and Yuwaraj Marotrao Ghugal
From the journal Open Engineering

Abstract

This study presents the thermoelastic analysis of laminated composite plates subjected to sinusoidal thermal load linearly varying across the thickness. Analytical solutions for thermal displacements and stresses are investigated by using a unified plate theory which includes different functions in terms of thickness coordinate to represent the effect of shear deformation. The theory presented is variationally consistent, does not require shear correction factor, and gives rise to transverse shear stress variation such that the transverse shear stresses vary parabolically across the thickness satisfying shear stress free surface conditions. Governing equations of equilibrium and associated boundary conditions of the theory are obtained using the principle of virtual work. The Navier solution for simply supported laminated composite plates has been developed. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the thermal response of the laminated composite plates.

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Received: 2014-4-5
Accepted: 2014-10-1
Published Online: 2014-11-13

© 2015 A. S. Sayyad et al.

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