In the modern civil engineering structures, such as buildings, steel framed structures and bridges, use of coated laminated composite
beams has increased rapidly in recent years.
It was shown that a discrepancy exists between the critical speeds obtained from both models for the unsymmetric laminated composite
Interfacial imperfection that eventually leads to the delamination of laminated composite
plates is commonly considered as one of the chief contributors to performance degradation of these advanced lightweight materials.
(2007), Buckling behavior of laminated composite
plates, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol.
As a result, the analysis of laminated composite
structures has attracted many research workers, and has been considerably improved to achieve realistic results.
Residual compressive strength after impact (CAI) of a laminated composite
is usually used as a convenient measure of its fracture resistance.
Another notable feature of polymer based laminated composite
materials is the nonlinear material behaviour under mechanical loads primarily because of nonlinear matrix and progressive damage.
Discs having 3.4 mm in thickness and 80 mm in diameter were cut from laminated composite
Authors Crawley et al [1, 2] studied the analytic and experimental development of piezoelectric actuators as elements of intelligent structures, where static and dynamic analytic models are derived for segmented piezoelectric actuators that are either bonded to an elastic substructure or embedded in a laminated composite
. But in the second paper  the development and experimental verification of the induced strain actuation of plate components of an intelligent structure is presented.
Factors such as heating rate (a), temperature ([T.sub.c]), time ([t.sub.c]) affect the mechanical behavior of an epoxy matrix and, consequently, of a laminated composite
. The impact of these three factors on tensile and flexural strength of glass fabric/epoxy laminated composites
is studied in this work using an [L.sub.25] orthogonal array design.