Accession Number : ADA113850

Title :   Nonlinear Bending of Bimodular-Material Plates.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Reddy,J N ; Chao,W C

PDF Url : ADA113850

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The paper presents finite element results for geometrically nonlinear response of fiber-reinforced, single-layer and two-layer cross-ply rectangular plates constructed of materials whose linear elastic properties in tension and compression are different. A shear deformation theory of layered composite plates, accounting for large rotations (in the von Karman sense) and the bimodular action, is employed to analyze rectangular plates made of two cord-rubber bimodular materials. Numerical results for transverse deflection are presented for simply supported plates under sinusoidally distributed and uniformly distributed transverse loads.(Author)

Descriptors :   *NONLINEAR ANALYSIS, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *PLATES, *BENDING, LAMINATES, PLASTIC DEFORMATION, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, DEFLECTION, TENSILE PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRENGTH, LOADS(FORCES), TRANSVERSE, RECTANGULAR BODIES, GEOMETRIC FORMS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE