Exact Relationships between Eigenvalues of FGM Circular Plates Based on RPT and those of Isotropic Homogeneous Circular Plates Based on CPT
Based on the mathematical similarity of the eigenvalue problem of the Reddy’s third-order plate theory (RPT) and the classical plate theory (CPT), relationships between the solutions of axisymmetric vibration or buckling of functionally graded material (FGM) circular plates based on RPT and those of isotropic homogeneous circular plates based on CPT are presented, from which one can easily obtain the RPT solutions of axisymmetric vibration or buckling of FGM circular plates expressed in terms of the well-known CPT solutions of isotropic circular plates without much tedious mathematics. Effects of rotary inertia are not considered in the present analysis. The relationships obtained from the present analysis may be used to check the validity, convergence and accuracy of numerical results of FGM plates based on RPT, and also show clearly the intrinsic features of the effect of transverse shear deformation on the classical solutions.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
L. S. Ma and L. Wu, "Exact Relationships between Eigenvalues of FGM Circular Plates Based on RPT and those of Isotropic Homogeneous Circular Plates Based on CPT", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 3002-3005, 2007