Thermal Buckling of Angle-Ply Laminated Plates Using New Displacement Function

Abstract

Critical buckling temperature of angle-ply laminated plate is developed using a higher-order displacement field. This displacement field used by Mantari et al based on a constant ‘‘m’’, which is determined to give results closest to the three dimensions elasticity (3-D) theory. Equations of motion based on higher-order theory angle ply plates are derived through Hamilton, s principle, and solved using Navier-type solution to obtain critical buckling temperature for simply supported laminated plates. Changing (α2/ α1) ratios, number of layers, aspect ratios, E1/E2 ratios for thick and thin plates and their effect on thermal buckling of angle-ply laminates are studied in detail. It is concluded that, this displacement field produces numerical results close to 3-D elasticity theory with maximum discrepancy (7.4 %).