Shear buckling analysis of cross-ply laminated plates resting on Pasternak foundation

TOPAL U., Nazarimofrad E., Kholerdi S. E. S.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS, vol.68, no.3, pp.369-375, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/sem.2018.68.3.369
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-375


This paper presents the shear buckling analysis of symmetrically laminated cross-ply plates resting on Pasternak foundation under pure in-plane uniform shear load. The classical laminated plate theory is used for the shear buckling analysis of laminated plates. The Rayleigh-Ritz method with novel plate shape functions is proposed to solve the differential equations and a computer programming is developed to obtain the shear buckling loads. Finally, the effects of the plate aspect ratios, boundary conditions, rotational restraint stiffness, translational restraint stiffness, thickness ratios, modulus ratios and foundation parameters on the shear buckling of the laminated plates are investigated.