Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 42641, Jeddah 21551, Saudi Arabia
The thermoelasticbending response is presented for a simply-supported composite laminated plate subjected to a thermal field. The sinusoidal plate theory as well as classical and other shear deformation theories is used. The laminated plate may be composed of one material or a combination of two materials. The layers may be symmetric cross-ply or anti- or non-symmetric angle-ply lay-up. The numerical illustrations concern thermal bending responses of the presented rectangular plates are studied. The effects due to many parameters such as shear deformation, aspect ratio, side-to-thickness ratio, thermal loading and elastic foundations are all investigated.