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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 60, Number 3, November10 2016, pages 489-505
Dynamic buckling of FGM viscoelastic nano-plates resting on orthotropic elastic medium based on sinusoidal shear deformation theory
A. Ghorbanpour Arani, A. Cheraghbak and R. Kolahchi

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Sinusoidal shear deformation theory (SSDT) is developed here for dynamic buckling of functionally graded (FG) nano-plates. The material properties of plate are assumed to vary according to power law distribution of the volume fraction of the constituents. In order to present a realistic model, the structural damping of nano-structure is considered using Kelvin-Voigt model. The surrounding elastic medium is modeled with a novel foundation namely as orthotropic visco-Pasternak medium. Size effects are incorporated based on Eringen\'n nonlocal theory. Equations of motion are derived from the Hamilton\'s principle. The differential quadrature method (DQM) in conjunction with Bolotin method is applied for obtaining the dynamic instability region (DIR). The detailed parametric study is conducted, focusing on the combined effects of the nonlocal parameter, orthotropic visco-Pasternak foundation, power index of FG plate, structural damping and boundary conditions on the dynamic instability of system. The results are compared with those of first order shear deformation theory and higher-order shear deformation theory. It can be concluded that the proposed theory is accurate and efficient in predicting the dynamic buckling responses of system.
Key Words
    dynamic buckling; FG nano-plate; SSDT; viscoelastic; orthotropic visco-Pasternak medium
A. Ghorbanpour Arani: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran; Institude of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran
A. Cheraghbak and R. Kolahchi: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

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