Thermoelastic analysis of functionally graded graphene reinforced rectangular plates based on 3D elasticity

Yang, B., Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2016) Thermoelastic analysis of functionally graded graphene reinforced rectangular plates based on 3D elasticity. Meccanica, 52 10: 2275-2292. doi:10.1007/s11012-016-0579-8


Author Yang, B.
Yang, J.
Kitipornchai, S.
Title Thermoelastic analysis of functionally graded graphene reinforced rectangular plates based on 3D elasticity
Journal name Meccanica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1572-9648
0025-6455
Publication date 2016-11-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11012-016-0579-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 10
Start page 2275
End page 2292
Total pages 18
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
2211 Mechanics of Materials
2210 Mechanical Engineering
Abstract Thermoelastic bending behaviour of novel functionally graded polymer nanocomposite rectangular plate reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) whose weight fraction varies continuously and smoothly along the thickness direction is investigated. The generalized Mian and Spencer method is utilized to obtain the analytical solutions of nanocomposite rectangular plate with two opposite edges simply supported and under a uniformly distributed transverse load and a temperature change. Three GPL distribution patterns are considered. Comparison between the present analytical solutions and those available in literature is carried out to verify the accuracy of our analytical solutions. A parametric study is conducted to examine the effects of GPL’s weight fraction, distribution pattern, geometry and size as well as the temperature change and plate boundary conditions on the stress and deformation fields of the nanocomposite plates. Numerical results show that the addition of GPLs at a very low content can have a significant reinforcing effect on the thermo-mechanical response of the plate.
Keyword Analytical solutions
Functionally graded material
Graphene reinforced composite
Rectangular plate
Thermo-elasticity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP160101978
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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