Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

42, 2, pp. 381-397, Warsaw 2004

Stability of composite plates with non-uniform distribution of constituents

Bohdan Michalak
This contribution deals with stability of certain composite plates with a deterministic material structure which is not periodic but can be approximately regarded as periodic in small regions of a plate. The formulation of an approximate mathematical model of these plates, based on a tolerance averaging method, was discussed in Woniak and Wierzbicki (2000), where the plates under consideration were referred to as heteroperiodic.
Keywords: plate; modelling; non-periodic structure; stability