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Mohammad Javad Khoshgoftar

Mohammad Javad Khoshgoftar

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7942-6877
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 35119188800
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 08632625005


Nonlinear Bending Analysis of a Laminated Composite Plate Using a Refined Zig-Zag Theory
zig-zag theory laminated composites nonlinear analysis shear-deformation theory
Journal Mechanics of Composite Materials
Researchers Mohammad Javad Khoshgoftar ، mehdi karimi ، sajjad seifoori


A modified zig-zag theory was used to investigate the bending behavior of composite plates and sandwich structures. The theory is based on the first-order shear-deformation theory on some piecewise linear functions for in-plane displacements. This theory does not depend on the shear correction factor and can be applied to various engineering problems associated with the structural dynamics. The nonlinear strain terms in the von Kármán compatibility equation were taken into account to calculate accurate results at large deformation. The governing equations and associated boundary conditions were derived using the principle of virtual work. The calculated numerical results are compared with those of other theories, and an excellent agreement between them was found. The figures and tables presented illustrate the superiority of the model considered in predicting the stress and displacement fields. The model proposed is applicable to nonlinear problems with large deflections.