Analysis of rectangular laminated composite plates via FSDT meshless method

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1293
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Volume44
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A meshless approach based on the reproducing kernel particle method is developed for the flexural, free vibration and buckling analysis of laminated composite plates. In this approach, the first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT) is employed and the displacement shape functions are constructed using the reproducing kernel approximation satisfying the consistency conditions. The essential boundary conditions are enforced by a singular kernel method. Numerical examples involving various boundary conditions are solved to demonstrate the validity of the proposed method. Comparison of results with the exact and other known solutions in the literature suggests that the meshless approach yields an effective solution method for laminated composite plates. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Bending, Buckling, First-order shear deformation plate theory, Free vibration, Laminated composite plates, Meshless, Reproducing kernel particle method, RKPM

Citation Format(s)

Analysis of rectangular laminated composite plates via FSDT meshless method. / Wang, J.; Liew, K. M.; Tan, M. J. et al.

In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 44, No. 7, 07.2002, p. 1275-1293.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review