Free Vibration and Buckling Analysis of Functionally Graded Plates Resting on Elastic Foundation Using Higher Order Theory
Sukesh Chandra Mohanty
|Published in:||International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, March 2018, n. 4, v. 18|
This paper deals with the free vibration and buckling analysis of functionally graded material (FGM) plates, resting on the Winkler–Pasternak elastic foundation. The higher order shear deformation plate theory (HSPT) is adopted for the realistic variation of transverse displacement through the thickness, using the power law distribution to describe the variation of the material properties. Both the effects of shear deformation and rotary inertia are considered. In the present model, the plate is discretised into [Formula: see text] eight noded serendipity quadratic elements with seven nodal degrees of freedom (DOFs). The validation study is carried out by comparing the calculated values with those given in the literature. The effects of various parameters like the Winkler and Pasternak modulus coefficients, volume fraction index, aspect ratio, thickness ratio and different boundary conditions on the behaviour of the FGM plates are studied.
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