Buckling Response of Thick Functionally Graded Plates

BOUAZZA MOKHTAR, Abedlouahed Tounsi, EL Abbas Adda-Bedia


In this paper, the buckling of a functionally graded plate is studied by using first order shear deformation theory (FSDT). The material properties of the plate are assumed to be graded continuously in the direction of thickness. The variation of the material properties follows a simple power-law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of constituents. The von Karman strains are used to construct the equilibrium equations of the plates subjected to two types of thermal loading, linear temperature rise and gradient through the thickness are considered. The governing equations are reduced to linear differential equation with boundary conditions yielding a simple solution procedure. In addition, the effects of temperature field, volume fraction distributions, and system geometric parameters are investigated. The results are compared with the results of the no shear deformation theory (classic plate theory, CPT).

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