Bending and free vibration analyses of functionally graded material nanoplates via a novel nonlocal single variable shear deformation plate theory
A novel nonlocal shear deformation theory is established to investigate functionally graded nanoplates. The significant benefit of this theory is that it consists of only one unknown variable in its displacement formula and governing differential equation, but it can take into account both the quadratic distribution of the shear strains and stresses through the plate thickness as well as the small-scale effects on nanostructures. The numerical solutions of simply supported rectangular functionally graded material nanoplates are carried out by applying the Navier procedure. To indicate the accuracy and convergence of this theory, the present solutions have been compared with other published results. Furthermore, a deep parameter study is also carried out to exhibit the influence of some parameters on the response of the functionally graded material nanoplates.