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Volume 9, Number 73, January25 2020

This paper investigates the buckling behavior of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite plates supported by Kerr foundation model. In this foundation elastic of Kerr consisting of two spring layers interconnected by a shearing layer. The plates are reinforced by single-walled carbon nanotubes with four types of distributions of uniaxially aligned reinforcement material. The analytical equations are derived and the exact solutions for buckling analyses of such type\'s plates are obtained. The mathematical models provided, and the present solutions are numerically validated by comparison with some available results in the literature. Effect of various reinforced plates parameters such as aspect ratios, volume fraction, types of reinforcement, parameters constant factors of Kerr foundation and plate thickness on the buckling analyses of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite plates are studied and discussed.

Key Words
buckling; plate; Kerr foundation; reinforcement material; nanotube of carbon; volume fraction

1Laboratory de Modélisation et simulation Multi-échaelle,Département de physique,
Faculté des Science Exactes Université de sidi Bel Abbés, Algeria
2 Université Ibn Khaldoun, BP 78 Zaaroura, 14000 Tiaret, Algeria
3 Laboratory of Geomatics and Sustainable Development, IbnKhaldoun University of Tiaret, Algeria
4Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 31261 Dhahran,
Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

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