Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells

Theory and Analysis, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By J. N. Reddy

CRC Press

858 pages | 306 B/W Illus.

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The use of composite materials in engineering structures continues to increase dramatically, and there have been equally significant advances in modeling for general and composite materials and structures in particular. To reflect these developments, renowned author, educator, and researcher J.N. Reddy created an enhanced second edition of his standard-setting Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis.

This edition includes:

  • A chapter dedicated to the theory and analysis of laminated shells

  • Discussions addressing smart structures and functionally graded materials

  • Reorganization of chapters that improves and clarifies presentation

  • Additional exercises and examples

A timelessly valuable resource, this book approaches the subject primarily in terms of the finite element method. It provides incomparably full, self-contained coverage of the theories, analytical solutions, and linear and nonlinear finite element models of plate and shell laminated composite structures.

Reviews

"[R]enowned author, educator, and researcher J.N. Reddy has thoroughly revised, updated, and enhanced his standard-setting [book]. … Worked examples in each chapter and more than 300 figures help illustrate difficult concepts, deepen understanding, and demonstrate typical applications … . … Simply put, no other book is as up to date. No other book approaches the subject primarily from the finite element method, and no other book provides such full, self-contained coverage of the theories, analytical solutions, and modeling of laminated composite plate and shell structures."

- Apollit, Oct. 2004

"This is an authoritative text. It belongs on the shelf of every person working in composite structures, whether or not their research is in theory and analysis of composite structures… It provides much needed material in the analysis of smart structures and functionally gradient materials as well as on shell structures."

-Anthony J. Vizzini, Director, Composites Research Laboratory, University of Maryland--Aerospace Engineering

Table of Contents

Equations of Anisotropic Elasticity, Virtual Work Principles, and Variational Methods

Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials

Mathematical Preliminaries

Equations of Anisotropic Entropy

Virtual Work Principles

Variational Methods

Summary

Introduction to Composite Materials

Basic Concepts and Terminology

Constitutive Equations of a Lamina

Transformation of Stresses and Strains

Plan Stress Constitutive Relations

Classical and First-Order Theories of Laminated Composite Plates

Introduction

An Overview of Laminated Plate Theories

The Classical Laminated Plate Theory

The First-Order Laminated Plate Theory

Laminate Stiffnesses for Selected Laminates

One-Dimensional Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates

Introduction

Analysis of Laminated Beams Using CLPT

Analysis of Laminated Beams Using FSDT

Cylindrical Bending Using CLPT

Cylindrical Bending Using FSDT

Vibration Suppression in Beams

Closing Remarks

Analysis of Specially Orthotropic Laminates Using CLPT

Introduction

Bending of Simply Supported Rectangular Plates

Bending of Plates with Two Opposite Edges Simply Supported

Bending of Rectangular Plates with Various Boundary Conditions

Buckling of Simply Supported Plates Under Compressive Loads

Buckling of Rectangular Plates Under In-Plane Shear Load

Vibration of Simply Supported Plates

Buckling and Vibration of Plates with Two Parallel Edges Simply Supported

Transient Analysis

Closure

Analytical Solutions of Rectangular Laminated Plates

Using CLPT

Governing Equations in Terms of Displacements

Admissible Boundary Conditions for the Navier Solutions

Navier Solutions of Antisymmetric Cross-Ply Laminates

Navier Solutions of Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Laminates

The Levy Solutions

Analysis of Midplane Symmetric Laminates

Transient Analysis

Summary

Analytical Solutions of Rectangular Laminated Plates Using FSDT

Introduction

Simply Supported Antisymmetric Cross-Ply Laminated Plates

Simply Supported Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Laminated Plates

Antisymmetric Cross-Ply Laminates with Two Opposite Edges Simply Supported

Antisymmetric Angle-Ply Laminates with Two Opposite Edges Simply Supported

Transient Solutions

Vibration Control of Laminated Plates

Summary

Theory and Analysis of Laminated Shells

Introduction

Governing Equations

Theory of Doubly-Curved Shell

Vibration and Buckling of Cross-Ply Laminated Circular Cylindrical Shells

Linear Finite Element Analysis of Composite Plates and Shells

Introduction

Finite Element Models of the Classical Plate Theory (CLPT)

Finite Element Models of Shear Deformation Plate Theory (FSDT)

Finite Element Analysis of Shells

Summary

Nonlinear Analysis of Composite Plates and Shells

Introduction

Classical Plate Theory

First-Order Shear Deformation Plate Theory

Time Approximation and the Newton-Raphson Method

Numerical Examples of Plates

Functionally Graded Plates

Finite Element Models of Laminated Shell Theory

Continuum Shell Finite Element

Postbuckling Response and Progressive Failure of Composite Panels in Compression

Closure

Third-Order Theory of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells

Introduction

A Third-Order Plate Theory

Higher-Order Laminate Stiffness Characteristics

The Navier Solutions

Levy Solutions of Cross-Ply Laminates

Finite Element Model of Plates

Equations of Motion of the Third-Order Theory of Doubly-Curved Shells

Layerwise Theory and Variable Kinematic Model

Introduction

Development of the Theory

Finite Element Model

Variable Kinematic Formulations

Application to Adaptive Structures

Layerwise Theory of Cylindrical Shell

Closure

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science