A six-variable quasi-3D model for static analysis of laminated composite plates using isogeometric analysis

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  • Ghent University


In this paper, a six-variable quasi-3D model is developed for laminated composite plate subjected to thermal and mechanical loadings. With higher-order terms in the displacement fields, the plate model can capture both shear deformation and thickness stretching effects. Consequently, it enables us to achieve more accurate results in deflection, shear stress distributions, which are satisfied with traction free and interlaminate continuity conditions. The governing equation is derived from Galerkin weak form and then discretized by isogeometric analysis (IGA), which utilized NURBS basis function to fulfill C1-continuity requirement without additional variables.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering - Volume 1 Numerical Modelling in Civil Engineering, NME 2018
EditorsMagd Abdel Wahab
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering - UGent, Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


ConferenceInternational Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering
Abbreviated titleNME
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    Research areas

  • Isogeometric analysis, Laminated composite plate, Thickness stretching effect and quasi-3D model

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