On the properties of Quasi-Isotropic Laminates

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The three-dimensional thermoelastic properties of quasi-isotropic laminates are derived in closed form equations, in terms of the principal lamina properties. The equations describe both the inplane and the out-of-plane properties, applying the Classical Laminate Theory and the averaging method proposed by Goetschel and Radford, J Adv Mater 28 (1997) 37. A worked example illustrates the results and indicates the limitations when bending plays a significant role.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)133-140
JournalComposites. Part B : Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Thermal properties
  • Laminates
  • Elasticity
  • METIS-210583
  • Laminate mechanics
  • IR-74839

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