Static and dynamic of carbon nanotube reinforced functionally graded cylindrical panels

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Journal / PublicationComposite Structures
Issue number1
Online published8 Jan 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


The analysis of flexural strength and free vibration of carbon nanotube reinforced composite cylindrical panels is carried out. Four types of distributions of uniaxially aligned reinforcements are considered, i.e. uniform and three kinds of functionally graded distributions of carbon nanotubes along thickness direction of the panels. Material properties of nanocomposite panels are estimated by employing an equivalent continuum model based on the Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach. The governing equations are developed based on the first-order shear deformation shell theory. Detailed parametric studies have been carried out to reveal the influences of volume fraction of carbon nanotubes, edge-to-radius ratio and thickness on flexural strength and free vibration responses of the panels. In addition, effects of different boundary conditions and types of distributions of carbon nanotubes are examined. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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  • Functionally graded materials, Ritz method, Shells, Vibration