On the Time-Dependent Behavior of FGM Plates
A non-classical plate theory based on the direct approach is introduced and applied to plates composed of functionally graded materials (FGM). The governing two-dimensional equations are formulated for a deformable surface, the viscoelastic stiffness parameters are identified assuming linear-viscoelastic material behavior. In addition, the material properties are changing in the thickness direction. Solving some problems of the global structural analysis it can be shown that in some cases the results based on the presented theory significantly differ from the results based on the Kirchhofftype theory.
H. Altenbach and V. A. Eremeyev, "On the Time-Dependent Behavior of FGM Plates", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 399, pp. 63-70, 2009