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Nonlinear thermo-mechanical buckling of higher-order shear deformable porous functionally graded material plates reinforced by orthogonal and/or oblique stiffeners


Vu Hoai Nam, Nguyen Thi Phuong, Dang Thuy Dong, Nguyen Thoi Trung, Nguyen Van Tue

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Proceedings of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C-Journal Mechanical Engineering Science, 233(17): 6177-6196, 2019 (ISI)
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In this paper, an analytical approach for nonlinear buckling and post-buckling behavior of stiffened porous functionally graded plate rested on Pasternak's elastic foundation under mechanical load in thermal environment is presented. The orthogonal and/or oblique stiffeners are attached to the surface of plate and are included in the calculation by improving the Lekhnitskii's smeared stiffener technique in the framework of higher-order shear deformation plate theory. The complex equilibrium and stability equations are established based on the Reddy's higher-order shear deformation plate theory and taken into account the geometrical nonlinearity of von Kármán. The solution forms of displacements satisfying the different boundary conditions are chosen, the stress function method and the Galerkin procedure are used to solve the problem. The good agreements of the present analytical solution are validated by making the comparisons of the present results with other results. In addition, the effects of porosity distribution, stiffener, volume fraction index, thermal environment, elastic foundation… on the critical buckling load and post-buckling response of porous functionally graded material plates are numerically investigated.