Nonlinear vibration of antisymmetric imperfect angle-ply laminated plates

Lien-Wen Chen, Jenq Yiing Yang

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This paper deals with the effects of initial geometric imperfections on nonlinear vibrations of antisymmetric angle-ply laminated plates. The nonlinear equations including the effects of imperfections, transverse shear deformation and rotary inertia are derived. A multi-mode solution is formulated for nonlinear vibrations of a simply-supported antisymmetric imperfect angle-ply plate. The modal equations are obtained by performing the Galerkin procedure and then solved by the Runge-Kutta method. It is found that the existence of geometric imperfections may result in a drastic change on the nonlinear vibration behavior. Numerical results are presented showing the effects of the amplitude of imperfection, side-to-thickness ratio, number of layers, lamination angle and material properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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