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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 25, Number 3, October30 2017, pages 257-270
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2017.25.3.257
 
An efficient and simple four variable refined plate theory for buckling analysis of functionally graded plates
Hichem Bellifa, Ahmed Bakora, Abdelouahed Tounsi, Abdelmoumen Anis Bousahla and S.R. Mahmoud

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this article, an efficient and simple refined theory is proposed for buckling analysis of functionally graded plates by using a new displacement field which includes undetermined integral variables. This theory contains only four unknowns, with is even less than the first shear deformation theory (FSDT). Governing equations are obtained from the principle of virtual works. The closed-form solutions of rectangular plates are determined. Comparison studies are carried out to check the validity of obtained results. The influences of loading conditions and variations of power of functionally graded material, modulus ratio, aspect ratio, and thickness ratio on the critical buckling load of functionally graded plates are examined and discussed.
 
Key Words
    bending analysis; functionally graded plate; plate theory
 
Address
Hichem Bellifa, Ahmed Bakora and Abdelouahed Tounsi: Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, Algeria
Abdelmoumen Anis Bousahla: Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, Algeria;
Laboratoire des Structures et Matériaux Avancés dans le Génie Civil et Travaux Publics, Université de Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculté de Technologie, Département de génie civil, Algeria;
Laboratoire de Modélisation et Simulation Multi-échelle, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences Exactes,
Département de Physique, Université de Sidi Bel Abbés, Algeria
S.R. Mahmoud: Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
 

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