Large Deflection Behavior of Relatively Thick Functionally Graded Plates under Pressure Loads Using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory
Large deflection analysis of thin and relatively thick rectangular functionally graded plates is studied in this paper. It is assumed that the mechanical properties of the plate, graded through the thickness, are described by a simple power law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of constituents. The plate is assumed to be under lateral pressure load. The fundamental equations for rectangular plates of FGM are obtained using the classical laminated plate theory (CLPT), first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) and higher order shear deformation theory (HSDT) for large deflection and the solution is obtained by minimization of the total potential energy.
S.M. Sapuan, F. Mustapha, D.L. Majid, Z. Leman, A.H.M. Ariff, M.K.A. Ariffin, M.Y.M. Zuhri, M.R. Ishak and J. Sahari
M. H. Sadr-Lahidjani et al., "Large Deflection Behavior of Relatively Thick Functionally Graded Plates under Pressure Loads Using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 471-472, pp. 709-714, 2011