Buckling of functionally graded carbon nanotube-fiber reinforced plates under mechanical loads

Behnam Sobhaniaragh, Magd Abdel wahab

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Based on first-order shear deformation (FSDT), the mechanical buckling of a functionally
graded nanocomposite rectangular plate reinforced by aligned and straight single-walled carbon nanotubes
(SWCNTs) subjected to uniaxial and biaxial in-plane loadings is investigated. The material properties of the
nanocomposite plate are assumed to be graded in the thickness direction and vary continuously and
smoothly according to two types of the symmetric carbon nanotubes volume fraction profiles. The
equilibrium and stability equations are derived using the Mindlin plate theory considering the FSDT effect
and variational approach. A numerical study is performed to investigate the influences of the different types
of compressive in-plane loadings, CNTs volume fractions, various types of CNTs volume fraction profiles,
geometrical parameters and different types of estimation of effective material properties on the critical
mechanical buckling load of functionally graded nanocomposite plates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture Fatigue and Wear
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fracture Fatigue and Wear -
Duration: 1 Aug 20141 Aug 2014


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