The dynamic stability problem is solved for rectangular plates that are laminated antisymmetrically about their middle plane and compressed by time-dependent deterministic or stochastic membrane forces. Moderately large deflection equations taking into account a coupling of in-plane and transverse motions are used. The asymptotic stability and almost-sure asymptotic stability criteria involving a damping coefficient and loading parameters are derived using Liapunov’s direct method. A relation between the stability of nonlinear equations and linearized ones is analyzed. An influence on the number of orthotropic layers, material properties for different classes of parametric excitation on stability domains is shown.

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