Dynamic instability of antisymmetric laminated plates

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The dynamic instability of antisymmetric angle-ply and cross-ply laminated plates, subjected to periodic in-plane loads P(t) = P0 + P1 cos θt, is investigated. Within the classical lamination theory, the motion is governed by three partial differential equations. By using the method of multiple scales, analytical expressions for the instability regions are obtained at θ = Ωi + Ωj, where Ωi are the natural frequences of the system. It is shown that in some cases, beside the principal instability region at θ = 2Ω1, where Ω1 is the fundamental frequency, other cases of θ = Ωi + Ωj can be of major importance, and the final instability regions are significantly enlarged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-279
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number2
StatePublished - 22 Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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