A constitutive relation for laminated orthotropic shells which includes transverse shear deformation is presented. This relation involves composite correction factors k112, k222 which are determined from an analysis of plane waves in a plate with the same layered construction. The range of applicability of the present theory and the quantitative effect of transverse shear deformation are evinced in a problem concerned with the natural oscillations of a three-layered freely supported cylinder.

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