Analytical solution to bending of stiffened and continuous antisymmetric laminates

Liecheng Sun, Issam E. Harik

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Analytical StripMethod is presented for the analysis of the bending-extension coupling problem of stiffened and continuous antisymmetric thin laminates. A system of three equations of equilibrium, governing the general response of antisymmetric laminates, is reduced to a single eighth-order partial differential equation (PDE) in terms of a displacement function. The PDE is then solved in a single series form to determine the displacement response of antisymmetric cross-ply and angle-ply laminates. The solution is applicable to rectangular laminates with two opposite edges simply supported and the other edges being free, clamped, simply supported, isotropic beam supports, or point supports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-270
Number of pages17
JournalCurved and Layered Structures
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2015

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© 2015 Liecheng Sun et al., licensee De Gruyter Open.


  • Analytical solution
  • Beams
  • Bending-extension coupling
  • Laminates
  • Plates
  • Point loads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials


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