Static and vibration analysis of isotropic and functionally graded sandwich plates using an edge-based MITC3 finite elements

Trung-Kien Nguyen, Van-Hau Nguyen, Thanh Chau-Dinh, Thuc Vo, H. Nguyen-Xuan

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Abstract

Static and vibration analysis of isotropic and functionally graded sandwich plates using a higher-order shear deformation theory is presented in this paper. Lagrangian functional is used to derive the equations of motion. The mixed interpolation of tensorial components (MITC) approach and edge-based-strain technique is used to solve problems. A MITC3 three-node triangle element with 7 degree-of-freedoms per nodes that only requires the C0-type continuity is developed. Numerical results for isotropic and functionally graded sandwich plates with different boundary conditions are proposed to validate the developed theory and to investigate effects of material distribution, side-to-thickness ratio, thickness ratio of layers and boundary conditions on the deflection, stresses and natural frequencies of the plates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-173
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume107
Early online date23 Sep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

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