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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 24, Number 5, August10 2017, pages 537-548
Bending behavior of SWCNT reinforced composite plates
Shivaji G. Chavan and Achchhe Lal

Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this paper presents bending characteristic of single wall carbon nanotube reinforced functionally graded composite (SWCNTRC-FG) plates. The finite element implementation of bending analysis of laminated composite plate via well-established higher order shear deformation theory (HSDT). A seven degree of freedom and C0 continuity finite element model using eight noded isoperimetric elements is developed for precise computation of deflection and stresses of SWCNTRC plate subjected to sinusoidal transverse load. The finite element implementation is carried out through a finite element code developed in MATLAB. The results obtained by present approach are compared with the results available in the literatures. The effective material properties of the laminated SWCNTRC plate are used by Mori-Tanaka method. Numerical results have been obtained with different parameters, width-to-thickness ratio (a/h), stress distribution profile along thickness direction, different SWCNTRC-FG plate, boundary condition, through the thickness (z/h) ratio, volume fraction of SWCNT.
Key Words
    SWCNTRC plate; micromechanics model; HSDT; FEM formulation
Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat - 395007, India.

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