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Application of Carrera unified formulation in conjunction with finite strip method in static and stability analysis of functionally graded plates

Z Nouri, S Sarrami-Foroushani, F Azhari, M Azhari

Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2020

Abstract

This paper presents the static and mechanical buckling analyses of thick functionally graded (FG) plates. For this purpose, Carrera’s unified formulation (CUF) and the principle of virtual displacement are employed in the numerical finite strip method (FSM). CUF transforms the governing three-dimensional (3D) elasticity equations to quasi-3D ones by employing a set of thickness functions. Since this formulation is capable of considering the effects of shear deformations in a realistic manner, it is suitable for analyzing the structures in which these deformations play a major role and cannot be ignored. Another major advantage of CUF is that the governing equations are expressed in terms of ..

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