Bi-stable analyses of laminated FGM shells

He, X. Q., Li, L., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, C. M. and Zhu, H. P. (2012) Bi-stable analyses of laminated FGM shells. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 12 2: 311-335. doi:10.1142/S0219455412500058

Author He, X. Q.
Li, L.
Kitipornchai, S.
Wang, C. M.
Zhu, H. P.
Title Bi-stable analyses of laminated FGM shells
Journal name International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0219-4554
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1142/S0219455412500058
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 311
End page 335
Total pages 25
Place of publication Singapore, Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Language eng
Abstract Based on an inextensional two-parameter analytical model for cylindrical shells, bi-stable analyses were carried out on laminated functionally graded material (FGM) shells with various layups of fibers. Properties of FGM shells are functionally graded in the thickness direction according to a volume fraction power law distribution. The effects of constituent volume fractions of FGM matrix are examined on the curvature and twist of laminated FGM shells. The results reveal that the optimum combination of constituents of FGM matrix can be obtained for the maximum twist of FGM shells with antisymmetric layups, which helps the design of deployable structures. The effects of Young's modulus of fibers and the symmetry of layups on bi-stable behaviors are also discussed in detail.
Keyword Bistable perception
Cylindrical FGM shell
Two parameter analytical model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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