Large amplitude vibration of thermo-electro-mechanically stressed FGM laminated plates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3861-3885
Journal / PublicationComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number35-36
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2003


This paper presents a large amplitude vibration analysis of pre-stressed functionally graded material (FGM) laminated plates that are composed of a shear deformable functionally graded layer and two surface-mounted piezoelectric actuator layers. Nonlinear governing equations of motion are derived within the context of Reddy's higher-order shear deformation plate theory to account for transverse shear strain and rotary inertia. Due to the bending and stretching coupling effect, a nonlinear static problem is solved first to determine the initial stress state and pre-vibration deformations of the plate that is subjected to uniform temperature change, in-plane forces and applied actuator voltage. By adding an incremental dynamic state to the pre-vibration state, the differential equations that govern the nonlinear vibration behavior of pre-stressed FGM laminated plates are derived. A semi-analytical method that is based on one-dimensional differential quadrature and Galerkin technique is proposed to predict the large amplitude vibration behavior of the laminated rectangular plates with two opposite clamped edges. Linear vibration frequencies and nonlinear normalized frequencies are presented in both tabular and graphical forms, showing that the normalized frequency of the FGM laminated plate is very sensitive to vibration amplitude, out-of-plane boundary support, temperature change, in-plane compression and the side-to-thickness ratio. The CSCF and CFCF plates even change the inherent "hard-spring" characteristic to "soft-spring" behavior at large vibration amplitudes. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Functionally graded materials, Higher-order shear deformation plate theory, Laminated plates, Large amplitude vibration, Piezoelectric materials, Pre-stress