Journal of
Mechanical Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Mech. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2383
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 119

Full Length Research Paper

Dynamic analysis of the influence of fiber orientation in composite laminated plates

Adriana Diacenco*, Ariosto Britain Jorge and Patricia da Silva
Mechanical Engineering Institute, Federal University of Itajubá - UNIFEI, Campus José Rodrigues Seabra, CP 50, CEP 37500-902, Itajubá, MG, Brazil.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Received: 22 September 2013
  •  Accepted: 20 October 2014
  •  Published: 31 March 2015


This paper evaluates numerically the dynamic behavior of structural composite laminate materials in relation to the angular change in fiber layers of the laminated composite. The behavior of the material is modeled through finite element method, where the First Order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT) is used which is implemented on a rectangular element serendipity containing eight nodes. The mathematical modeling has been implemented using the commercial available software MATLAB®. Through numerical simulations, it will be possible to obtain the natural frequencies. And we will present a sensitivity analysis with respect to the fiber orientation parameter.
Key words: Dynamic behavior, composite laminated plates, First Order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT), fiber orientation parameter.