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.
- Thermal properties
- Laminate mechanics