Exact Solution of the Problem of Elastic Bending of a Multilayer Beam under the Action of a Normal Uniform Load

An exact solution of the theory of elasticity is presented for the problem of a narrow multilayer bar section transverse bending under the action of a normal uniform load on longitudinal faces. The solution is built using the principle of superposition, by imposing common solutions to the problems of bending a multilayer cantilever with uniform loads on the longitudinal faces and an arbitrary load on the free end, and allows to take into account the orthotropy of the materials of the layers, as well as transverse shear deformation and compression. On the basis of a built-in general solution, a number of particular solutions are obtained for multi-layer beams with various ways of the ends fixing.
multilayer beams, orthotropic layer, uniform load, elastic bending, stress, displacement