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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 26, Number 5, March10 2018, pages 557-572
Bending analysis of advanced composite plates using a new quasi 3D plate theory
Tarek Houari, Aicha Bessaim, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari, Mohamed Benguediab and Abdelouahed Tounsi

Abstract     [Full Text]
    In this paper, a refined higher-order shear deformation theory including the stretching effect is developed for the analysis of bending analysis of the simply supported functionally graded (FG) sandwich plates resting on elastic foundation. This theory has only five unknowns, which is even less than the other shear and normal deformation theories. The theory presented is variationally consistent, without the shear correction factor. The present one has a new displacement field which introduces undetermined integral variables. Equations of motion are obtained by utilizing the Hamilton's principles and solved via Navier's procedure. The convergence and the validation of the proposed theoretical numerical model are performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the model.
Key Words
    FG sandwich plates; new plate theory; bending; stretching effect; analytical modeling
(1) Tarek Houari, Mohamed Benguediab:
Département de Génie Mécanique, Faculté de Technologie, Université Sidi Bel Abbes, Algérie;
(2) Aicha Bessaim, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari:
Département de Génie Civil, Faculté des Sciences et de la Technologie, Université Mustapha Stambouli Mascara, Algeria;
(3) Aicha Bessaim, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari, Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, Algeria;
(4) Aicha Bessaim, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari:
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;
(5) Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Laboratoire de Modélisation et Simulation Multi-échelle, Faculté des Sciences, Département de Physique, Université de Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria.

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