Buckling of rectangular composite plates with restrained edges subjected to axial loads

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Explicit expressions are developed for the buckling analyses of rectangular plates subjected to uniaxial loads when the unloaded edges are rotationally constrained. Three types of constraints (and their combinations) are considered: rotational springs, stiffeners with torsional stiffness and stiffeners with warping stiffness. The results can be applied for the stability analysis of the webs of thin-walled I or C beams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2174-2182
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2014



  • Buckling
  • composite plate
  • orthotropic
  • restrained edges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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