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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 57, Number 4, February25 2016, pages 603-616

Examination of non-homogeneity and lamination scheme effects on deflections and stresses of laminated composite plates
Zihni Zerina, Ferruh Turan and Muhammed Fatih Başoğlu

    In this study, a convenient formulation for the bending of laminated composite plates that hold non-homogeneous properties is examined. The constitutive equations of first order shear deformation plate theory are obtained using Hamilton Principle. The effect of non-homogeneity, lamination schemes and aspect ratio on the deflections and stresses is analysed. It is understood from the study that economical and optimum designs for laminated composite plates can be achieved by changing lamination scheme and by considering non-homogeneity response of composite plate.
Key Words
    First Order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT); laminated composite plate; non-homogeneous plates; non-homogeneity effect
Zihni Zerina, Ferruh Turan and Muhammed Fatih Başoğlu: Department of Civil Engineering, Ondokuz Mayis University, 55139 Atakum, Samsun, Turkey

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