Vibration analysis of functionally graded carbon nanotube reinforced composite thick plates with elastically restrained edges

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-21
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Online published4 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


For the first time, to the authors' knowledge, the problem of the free vibration of functionally graded carbon nanotube (FG-CNT) reinforced composite moderately thick rectangular plates with edges elastically restrained against transverse displacements and rotation of the plate cross section is considered. The element-free improved moving least-squares Ritz (IMLS-Ritz) method is employed for the analysis. The first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT), accounting for transverse shear strains and rotary inertia, is used in the theoretical formulation. The applicability of the formulation is illustrated by solving a selection of example problems. The numerical results are validated through comparison and convergence studies. The effect of elastically restrained edges on the vibration behavior of the FG-CNT reinforced composite plates is studied by taking into account the CNT volume fraction ratio, CNT distribution, plate thickness-to-width ratio and plate aspect ratio.

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  • Free vibration, Frequencies, Functionally graded carbon nanotube reinforced composite, Plates, Ritz method

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