Exact Solutions for Rectangular Bidirectional Composites and Sandwich Plates

  • N. J. Pagano
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 34)


In a continuing study, three-dimensional elasticity solutions are constructed for rectangular laminates with pinned edges. The lamination geometry treated consists of arbitrary numbers of layers which can be isotropic or orthotropic with material symmetry axes parallel to the plate axes. Several specific example problems are solved, including a sandwich plate, and compared to the analogous results in classical laminated plate theory.


Sandwich Plate Face Sheet Isotropic Layer Normal Stress Distribution Shear Coupling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Pagano
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    • 2
  1. 1.Air Force Materials Laboratory Nonmetallic Materials DivisionWright-Patterson AFBUSA
  2. 2.Materials Research LaboratoryWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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