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Steel and Composite Structures
  Volume 32, Number 5, September10 2019 , pages 611-632

Thermomechanical bending investigation of FGM sandwich plates using four shear deformation plate theory
Ahmed Bouamoud, Belhadj Boucham, Fouad Bourada, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari and Abdelouahed Tounsi

    In this work, a four-variable refined plate model is applied to study the thermomechanical bending of two kinds of functionally graded material (FGM) sandwich plates. The sandwich core of one kind is isotropic with the FGM face sheets whereas in the second kind, the sandwich core is FGM with the isotropic and homogeneous face sheets. By considering only four unknown variables, the governing equations are written based on the principle of virtual work and then Navier method is employed to solve these equations. Deflections and stresses of two kinds of FGM sandwich structures are analyzed and discussed. The validity and efficiency of the proposed model is checked by comparing it with various available solutions in the literature. The effects of volume fraction distribution, geometric ratio and thermal load on thermomechanical bending properties of FGM sandwich plate are investigated in detail.
Key Words
    sandwich plate; thermomechanical; HSDT; functionally graded material
(1) Ahmed Bouamoud, Belhadj Boucham:
Laboratory of Mechanics of Structures and Solids (LMSS), Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University Djilali Liabes of Sidi Bel Abbes, B.P 89 Cité Ben M'Hidi, Sidi Bel-Abbes 22000, Algeria;
(2) Fouad Bourada, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari, Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Civil Engineering Department, Algeria;
(3) Fouad Bourada:
Département des Sciences et de la Technologie, centre universitaire de Tissemsilt, BP 38004 Ben Hamouda, Algérie;
(4) Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari:
Department of Civil Engineering, University Mustapha Stambouli of Mascara, Algeria;
(5) Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari:
Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, 21589, Saudi Arabia;
(6) Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Laboratoire de Modélisation et Simulation Multi-échelle, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences Exactes, Département de Physique, Université de Sidi Bel Abbés, Algeria;
(7) Abdelouahed Tounsi:
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 31261 Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

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