https://enpc.hal.science/hal-01691087Lebée, ArthurArthurLebéenavier umr 8205 - Laboratoire Navier - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueSab, KaramKaramSabmsa - Matériaux et Structures Architecturés - navier umr 8205 - Laboratoire Navier - IFSTTAR - Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux - ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueOn the Generalization of Reissner Plate Theory to Laminated Plates, Part II: Comparison with the Bending-Gradient TheoryHAL CCSD2017Thick plate theoryHigher-order modelsLaminated platesFunctionally graded platesSandwich panels[SPI.MECA.STRU] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Mechanics [physics.med-ph]/Structural mechanics [physics.class-ph]Lebée, Arthur2018-01-23 16:07:592023-08-07 15:22:082018-01-23 16:07:59enJournal articles10.1007/s10659-016-9580-71In the first part of this two-part paper (Lebée and Sab in On the generalization of Reissner plate theory to laminated plates, Part I: theory, doi: 10.1007/s10659-016-9581-6, 2015), the original thick plate theory derived by Reissner (J. Math. Phys. 23:184–191, 1944) was rigorously extended to the case of laminated plates. This led to a new plate theory called Generalized-Reissner theory which involves the bending moment, its first and second gradients as static variables. In this second paper, the Bending-Gradient theory (Lebée and Sab in Int. J. Solids Struct. 48(20):2878–2888, 2011 and 2889–2901, 2011) is obtained from the Generalized-Reissner theory and several projections as a Reissner–Mindlin theory are introduced. A comparison with an exact solution for the cylindrical bending of laminated plates is presented. It is observed that the Generalized-Reissner theory converges faster than the Kirchhoff theory for thin plates in terms of deflection. The Bending-Gradient theory does not converge faster but improves considerably the error estimate.