Laminated Plate Elements Based on Higher-Order Shear Deformation Theories
Efficient and accurate finite elements are crucial for finite element analysis to provide adequate prediction of the structural behavior. A large amount of laminated plate elements have been developed for finite element analysis of laminated composite plates based on the various lamination theories. A recent and complete review of the laminated finite elements based on the higher-order shear deformation theories, including the global higher-order theories, zig-zag theories and the global-local higher-order theories is presented in this paper. Finally some points on the development of the laminated plate elements are summarized.
John Bell, Cheng Yan, Lin Ye and Liangchi Zhang
Y. X. Zhang and C. H. Yang, "Laminated Plate Elements Based on Higher-Order Shear Deformation Theories ", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 32, pp. 119-124, 2008