Static deformations and vibration analysis of composite and sandwich plates using a layerwise theory and RBF-PS discretizations with optimal shape parameter

Ferreira, AJM, Fasshauer GE, Batra RC, Rodrigues JD.  2008.  

Journal:

Composite Structures

Volume Number:

86

Pages:

328–343

Abstract:

A study of static deformations and free vibration of shear flexible isotropic and laminated composite plates is presented. A layerwise theory for laminated or sandwich plates is used. The analysis is based on a new numerical scheme, where collocation by radial basis functions is viewed as a pseudospectral method to produce highly accurate results. A cross-validation technique is used to optimize the shape parameter for the basis functions. Numerical results for symmetric laminated composite and sandwich plates are presented and discussed.

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Citation:
Ferreira, AJM, Fasshauer GE, Batra RC, Rodrigues JD.  2008.  Static deformations and vibration analysis of composite and sandwich plates using a layerwise theory and RBF-PS discretizations with optimal shape parameter. Composite Structures. 86:328–343.