JOURNAL BROWSE
Search
Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Using an equivalent continuum model for 3D dynamic analysis of nanocomposite plates
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Using an equivalent continuum model for 3D dynamic analysis of nanocomposite plates
Tahouneh, Vahid;
 Abstract
Most of the early studies on plates vibration are focused on two-dimensional theories, these theories reduce the dimensions of problems from three to two by introducing some assumptions in mathematical modeling leading to simpler expressions and derivation of solutions. However, these simplifications inherently bring errors and therefore may lead to unreliable results for relatively thick plates. The main objective of this research paper is to present 3-D elasticity solution for free vibration analysis of continuously graded carbon nanotube-reinforced (CGCNTR) rectangular plates resting on two-parameter elastic foundations. The volume fractions of oriented, straight single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are assumed to be graded in the thickness direction. In this study, an equivalent continuum model based on the Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach is employed to estimate the effective constitutive law of the elastic isotropic medium (matrix) with oriented, straight carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The proposed rectangular plates have two opposite edges simply supported, while all possible combinations of free, simply supported and clamped boundary conditions are applied to the other two edges. The formulations are based on the three-dimensional elasticity theory. A semi-analytical approach composed of differential quadrature method (DQM) and series solution is adopted to solve the equations of motion. The fast rate of convergence of the method is demonstrated and comparison studies are carried out to establish its very high accuracy and versatility. The 2-D differential quadrature method as an efficient and accurate numerical tool is used to discretize the governing equations and to implement the boundary conditions. The convergence of the method is demonstrated and to validate the results, comparisons are made between the present results and results reported by well-known references for special cases treated before, have confirmed accuracy and efficiency of the present approach. The novelty of the present work is to exploit Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach in order to reveal the impacts of the volume fractions of oriented CNTs, different CNTs distributions, various coefficients of foundation and different combinations of free, simply supported and clamped boundary conditions on the vibrational characteristics of CGCNTR rectangular plates. The new results can be used as benchmark solutions for future researches.
 Keywords
analytical methods;Mori-Tanaka scheme;three-dimensional free vibration;continuously graded carbon nanotube-reinforced (CGCNTR);two-parameter elastic foundation;
 Language
English
 Cited by
1.
Three-dimensional vibration of a ring with a noncircular cross-section on an elastic foundation, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2017, 095440621772082  crossref(new windwow)
 References
1.
Aragh, B.S. and Yas, M.H. (2010a), "Static and free vibration analyses of continuously graded fiber-reinforced cylindrical shells using generalized power-law distribution", Acta Mech., 215(1-4), 155-173. crossref(new window)

2.
Aragh, B.S. and Yas, M.H. (2010b), "Three-dimensional analysis of thermal stresses in four-parameter continuous grading fiber reinforced cylindrical panels", Int. J. Mech. Sci., 52(8), 1047-1063. crossref(new window)

3.
Batra, R.C. and Jin, J. (2005), "Natural frequencies of a functionally graded anisotropic rectangular plate", J. Sound Vib., 282(1), 509-516. crossref(new window)

4.
Benveniste, Y. (1987), "A new approach to the application of Mori-Tanaka's theory in composite materials", Mech. Mater., 6(2), 147-157. crossref(new window)

5.
Bert, C.W. and Malik, M. (1996), "Differential quadrature method in computational mechanics: A review", A review; Appl. Mech. Rev., 49(1), 1-28. crossref(new window)

6.
Bonnet, P., Sireude, D., Garnier, B. and Chauvet, O. (2007), "Thermal properties and percolation in carbon nanotube-polymer composites", J. Appl. Phys., 91(20), 1910.

7.
Chang, T. and Gao, H. (2003), "Size-dependent elastic properties of a single-walled carbon nanotube via a molecular mechanics model", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 51(6), 1059-1074. crossref(new window)

8.
Chen, C.H. and Cheng, C.H. (1996), "Effective elastic moduli of misoriented short-fiber composites", Int. J. Solids Struct., 33(17), 2519-2539. crossref(new window)

9.
Cheng, Z.Q. and Batra, R. (2000), "Exact correspondence between eigenvalues of membranes and functionally graded simply supported polygonal plates", J. Sound Vib., 229(4), 879-895. crossref(new window)

10.
Endo, M., Hayashi, T., Kim, Y.A., Terrones, M. and Dresselhaus, M.S. (2004), "Applications of carbon nanotubes in the twenty-first century", Trans. R. Soc. Lond A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 362(1823), 2223-2238. crossref(new window)

11.
Esawi, A.M. and Farag, M.M. (2007), "Carbon nanotube reinforced composites: Potential and current challenges", Mater. Des., 28(9), 2394-2401. crossref(new window)

12.
Eshelby, J.D. (1957), "The determination of the elastic field of an ellipsoidal inclusion, and related problems", Proc. R. Soc. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 241(1226), 376-396. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1957.0133 crossref(new window)

13.
Eshelby, J.D. (1959), "The elastic field outside an ellipsoidal inclusion", Proc. R. Soc. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 252(1271), 561-569. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1959.0173 crossref(new window)

14.
Fidelus, J.D., Wiesel, E., Gojny, F.H., Schulte, K. and Wagner, H.D. (2005), "Thermo-mechanical properties of randomly oriented carbon/epoxy nanocomposites", Composites Part A, 36(11), 1555-1561. crossref(new window)

15.
Formica, G., Lacarbonara, W. and Alessi, R. (2010), "Vibrations of carbon nanotube-reinforced composites", J. Sound Vib., 329(10), 1875-1889. crossref(new window)

16.
Fung, Y.c. and Tong, P. (2001), Classical and Computational Solid Mechanics, World Scientific.

17.
Giordano, S., Palla, P.L. and Colombo, L. (2009), "Nonlinear elasticity of composite materials", Eur. Phys. J. B., 68(1), 89-101. crossref(new window)

18.
Griebel, M. and Hamaekers, J. (2004), "Molecular dynamics simulations of the elastic moduli of polymer-carbon nanotube composites", Mech. Eng., 193(17), 1773-1788.

19.
Gupta, U. and Ansari, A. (2002), "Effect of elastic foundation on asymmetric vibration of polar orthotropic linearly tapered circular plates", J. Sound Vib., 254(3), 411-426. crossref(new window)

20.
Gupta, U.S., Lal, R. and Jain, S.K. (1990), "Effect of elastic foundation on axisymmetric vibrations of polar orthotropic circular plates of variable thickness", J. Sound Vib., 139(3), 503-513. crossref(new window)

21.
Gupta, U.S., Lal, R. and Sagar, R. (1994), "Effect of an elastic foundation on axisymmetric vibrations of polar orthotropic Mindlin circular plates", Indian J. Pure Appl. Math., 25(12), 1317-1317.

22.
Han, Y. and Elliott, J. (2007), "Molecular dynamics simulations of the elastic properties of polymer/carbon nanotube composites", Comput. Mater. Sci., 39(2), 315-323. crossref(new window)

23.
Hu, N., Fukunaga, H., Lu, C., Kameyama, M. and Yan, B. (2005), "Prediction of elastic properties of carbon nanotube reinforced composites", Proc. R. Soc. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 461(2058), 1685-1910. crossref(new window)

24.
Jabbari, M., Bahtui, A. and Eslami, M.R. (2006), "Axisymmetric mechanical and thermal stresses in thick long FGM cylinders", J. Therm. Stresses, 29(7), 643-663. crossref(new window)

25.
Jin, Y. and Yuan, F. (2003), "Simulation of elastic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes", Compos. Sci. Technol., 63(11), 1507-1515. crossref(new window)

26.
Ju, F. and Lee, H.P.K.H. (1995), "Free vibration of plates with stepped variations in thickness on nonhomogeneous elastic foundations", J. Sound Vib., 183(3), 533-545. crossref(new window)

27.
Ke, L.L., Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2010), "Nonlinear free vibration of functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced composite beams", Compos. Struct., 92(3), 676-683. crossref(new window)

28.
Laura, P.A. and Gutierrez, R.H. (1991), "Free vibrations of a solid circular plate of linearly varying thickness and attached to a Winkler foundation", J. Sound Vib., 144(1), 149-161. crossref(new window)

29.
Liew, K.M., Han, J.B., Xiao, Z.M. and Du, H. (1996), "Differential quadrature method for Mindlin plates on Winkler foundations", Int. J. Mech. Sci., 38(4), 405-421. crossref(new window)

30.
Malekzadeh, P. (2009), "Three-dimensional free vibration analysis of thick functionally graded plates on elastic foundations", J. Compos. Struct., 89(3), 367-373. crossref(new window)

31.
Matsunaga, H. (2000), "Vibration and stability of thick plates on elastic foundations", J. Eng. Mech. ASCE, 126(1), 27-34. crossref(new window)

32.
Matsunaga, H. (2008), "Free vibration and stability of functionally graded plates according to a 2-D higherorder deformation theory", Compos. Struct., 82(4), 499-512. crossref(new window)

33.
Moniruzzaman, M. and Winey, K.I. (2006), "Polymer nanocomposites containing carbon nanotubes", Macromolecules, 39(16), 5194-5205. crossref(new window)

34.
Mori, T. and Tanaka, K. (1973), "Average stress in matrix and average elastic energy of materials with misfitting inclusions", Acta Metall., 21(5), 571-574. crossref(new window)

35.
Mura, T. (1982), Micromechanics of Defects in Solids, Springer Science & Business Media.

36.
Odegard, G.M., Gates, T.S, Wise, K.E., Park, C. and Siochi, E.J. (2003), "Constitutive modeling of nanotube-reinforced polymer composites", Compos. Sci. Technol., 63(11), 1671-1687. crossref(new window)

37.
Qian, D., Dickey, E.C., Andrews, R. and Rantell, T. (2000), "Load transfer and deformation mechanisms in carbon nanotube-polystyrene composites", Appl. Phys. Lett., 76(20), 2868-2870. crossref(new window)

38.
Reddy, J. and Cheng, Z.Q. (2001), "Three-dimensional thermomechanical deformations of functionally graded rectangular plates", Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids, 20(5), 841-855.

39.
Salvetat, D. and Rubio, A. (2002), "Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes: A fiber digest for beginners", Carbon, 40(10), 1729-1734. crossref(new window)

40.
Shen, H.S. (2009), "Nonlinear bending of functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced composite plates in thermal environments", Compos. Struct., 91(1), 9-19. crossref(new window)

41.
Shen, H.S. (2011), "Postbuckling of nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells in thermal environments, Part I: Axially-loaded shells", Compos. Struct., 93(8), 2096-2108. crossref(new window)

42.
Shen, H.S. (2012), "Thermal buckling and postbuckling behavior of functionally graded carbon nanotubereinforced composite cylindrical shells", Compos. Part B, Engineering, 43(3), 1030-1038. crossref(new window)

43.
Shen, H.S. and Zhang, C.L. (2010), "Thermal buckling and postbuckling behavior of functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced composite plates", Mater. Des., 31(7), 3403-3411. crossref(new window)

44.
Shen, H.S. and Zhu, Z.H. (2010), "Buckling and postbuckling behavior of functionally graded nanotubereinforced composite plates in thermal environments", Comput. Mater. Continua., 18(2), 155-182.

45.
Shi, D.L., Feng, X.Q., Huang, Y.Y., Hwang, K.C. and Gao, H. (2004), "The effect of nanotube waviness and agglomeration on the elastic property of carbon nanotube-reinforced composites", J. Eng. Mater. Technol., 126(3), 250-257. crossref(new window)

46.
Shu, C. and Wang, C. (1999), "Treatment of mixed and nonuniform boundary conditions in GDQ vibration analysis of rectangular plates", Eng. Struct., 21(2), 125-134. crossref(new window)

47.
Sobhani Aragh, B., Hedayati, H., Borzabadi Farahani, E. and Hedayati, M. (2011), "A novel 2-D sixparameter power-law distribution for free vibration and vibrational displacements of two-dimensional functionally graded fiber-reinforced curved panels", Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids, 30(6), 865-883. crossref(new window)

48.
Tahouneh, V. (2014a), "Free vibration analysis of thick CGFR annular sector plates resting on elastic foundations", Struct. Eng. Mech., Int. J., 50(6), 773-796. crossref(new window)

49.
Tahouneh, V. (2014b), "Free vibration analysis of bidirectional functionally graded annular plates resting on elastic foundations using differential quadrature method", Struct. Eng. Mech., Int. J., 52(4), 663-686. crossref(new window)

50.
Tahouneh, V. and Naei, M.H. (2014), "A novel 2-D six-parameter power-law distribution for threedimensional dynamic analysis of thick multi-directional functionally graded rectangular plates resting on a two-parameter elastic foundation", Meccanica, 49(1), 91-109. crossref(new window)

51.
Tahouneh, V. and Naei, M.H. (2015a), "3D free vibration analysis of elastically supported thick nanocomposite curved panels with finite length and different boundary conditions via 2-D GDQ method", Mech. Adv. Mater. Struct., 1-80. DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2015.1068402 crossref(new window)

52.
Tahouneh, V. and Naei, M.H. (2015b), "Free vibration and vibrational displacements analysis of thick elastically supported laminated curved panels with power-law distribution functionally graded layers and finite length via 2D GDQ method", J. Sandw. Struct. Mater., 1-31. DOI: 10.1177/1099636215600709 crossref(new window)

53.
Tahouneh, V. and Yas, M.H. (2012), "3-D free vibration analysis of thick functionally graded annular sector plates on Pasternak elastic foundation via 2-D differential quadrature method", Acta Mech., 223(9), 1879-1897. crossref(new window)

54.
Tahouneh, V. and Yas, M.H. (2013), "Semianalytical solution for three-dimensional vibration analysis of thick multidirectional functionally graded annular sector plates under various boundary conditions", J. Eng. Mech., 140(1), 31-46.

55.
Tahouneh, V. and Yas, M.H. (2014), "Influence of equivalent continuum model based on the Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka scheme on the vibrational response of elastically supported thick continuously graded carbon nanotube-reinforced annular plates", Polym. Composite, 35(8), 1644-1661. crossref(new window)

56.
Tahouneh, V., Yas, M.H., Tourang, H. and Kabirian, M. (2013), "Semi-analytical solution for threedimensional vibration of thick continuous grading fiber reinforced (CGFR) annular plates on Pasternak elastic foundations with arbitrary boundary conditions on their circular edges", Meccanica, 48(6), 1313-1336. crossref(new window)

57.
Thostenson, E.T., Ren, Z.F. and Chou, T.W. (2001), "Advances in the science and technology of carbon nanotubes and their composites", A Review; Compos. Sci. Technol., 61(13), 1899-1912. crossref(new window)

58.
Valter, B., Ram, M.K. and Nicolini, C. (2002), "Synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and poly (oanisidine) nanocomposite material: Fabrication and characterization of its Langmuir-Schaefer films", Langmuir, 18(5), 1535-1541. crossref(new window)

59.
Vel, S.S. (2010), "Exact elasticity solution for the vibration of functionally graded anisotropic cylindrical shells", Compos. Struct., 92(11), 2712-2727. crossref(new window)

60.
Vel, S.S. and Batra, R. (2004), "Three-dimensional exact solution for the vibration of functionally graded rectangular plates", J. Sound. Vib., 272(3), 703-730. crossref(new window)

61.
Wang, Z.X. and Shen, H.S. (2011), "Nonlinear vibration of nanotube-reinforced composite plates in thermal environments", Comp. Mater. Sci., 50(8), 2319-2330. crossref(new window)

62.
Wang, C.M., Kitipornchai, S. and Xiang, Y. (1997), "Relationships between buckling loads of Kirchhoff, Mindlin, and Reddy polygonal plates on Pasternak foundation", J. Eng. Mech. ASCE, 123(11), 1134-1137. crossref(new window)

63.
Wernik, J. and Meguid, S. (2011), "Multiscale modeling of the nonlinear response of nano-reinforced polymers", Acta Mech., 217(1-2), 1-16. crossref(new window)

64.
Xiang, Y., Wang, C.M. and Kitipornchai, S. (1994), "Exact vibration solution for initially stressed Mindlin plates on Pasternak foundations", Int. J. Mech. Sci., 36(4), 311-316. crossref(new window)

65.
Xiang, Y., Kitipornchai, S. and Liew, K.M. (1996), "Buckling and vibration of thick laminates on Pasternak foundations", J. Eng. Mech. ASCE, 122(1), 54-63. crossref(new window)

66.
Yas, M.H. and Sobhani Aragh, B. (2010), "Three-dimensional analysis for thermoelastic response of functionally graded fiber reinforced cylindrical panel", Compos. Struct., 92(10), 2391-2399. crossref(new window)

67.
Yas, M.H. and Tahouneh, V. (2012), "3-D free vibration analysis of thick functionally graded annular plates on Pasternak elastic foundation via differential quadrature method (DQM)", Acta Mech., 223(1), 43-62. crossref(new window)

68.
Yokozeki, T., Iwahori, Y. and Ishiwata, S. (2007), "Matrix cracking behaviors in carbon fiber/epoxy laminates filled with cup-stacked carbon nanotubes (CSCNTs)", Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 38(3), 917-924. crossref(new window)

69.
Zhou, D., Cheung, Y.K., Lo, S.H. and Au, F.T.K. (2004), "Three-dimensional vibration analysis of rectangular thick plates on Pasternak foundation", Int. J. Numer. Method. Eng., 59(10), 1313-1334. crossref(new window)