Vibration and buckling analysis of functionally graded sandwich beams by a new higher-order shear deformation theory

Trung-Kien Nguyen, T. Truong-Phong Nguyen, Thuc Vo, Huu-Tai Thai

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new higher-order shear deformation theory for buckling and free vibration analysis of isotropic and functionally graded (FG) sandwich beams. The present theory accounts a new hyperbolic distribution of transverse shear stress and satisfies the traction free boundary conditions. Equations of motion are derived from Lagrange’s equations. Analytical solutions are presented for the isotropic and FG sandwich beams with various boundary conditions. Numerical results for natural frequencies and critical buckling loads obtained using the present theory are compared with those obtained using the higher and first-order shear deformation beam theories. Effects of the boundary conditions, power-law index, span-to-depth ratio and skin-core-skin thickness ratios on the critical buckling loads and natural frequencies of the FG beams are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273- 285
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume76
Early online date6 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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