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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 67, Number 2, July25 2018, pages 115-123
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2018.67.2.115
 
The critical buckling load of reinforced nanocomposite porous plates
Habib Guessas, Mohamed Zidour, Mustapha Meradjah and Abdelouahed Tounsi

 
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    By using the first order shear deformation plate theory (FSDT) in the present paper, the effect of porosity on the buckling behavior of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite porous plates has been investigated analytically. Two types of distributions of uniaxially aligned reinforcement material are utilized which uniformly (UD-CNT) and functionally graded (FG-CNT) of plates. The analytical equations of the model are derived and the exact solutions for critical buckling load of such type\'s plates are obtained. The convergence of the method is demonstrated and the present solutions are numerically validated by comparison with some available solutions in the literature. The central thesis studied and discussed in this paper is the Influence of Various parameters on the buckling of carbon nanotube-reinforced porous plate such as aspect ratios, volume fraction, types of reinforcement, the degree of porosity and plate thickness. On the question of porosity, this study found that there is a great influence of their variation on the critical buckling load. It is revealed that the critical buckling load decreases as increasing coefficients of porosity.
 
Key Words
    nanotubes; buckling; shear deformation; porosity; plate
 
Address
Habib Guessas and Mustapha Meradjah: Laboratory of Materials et Hydrology, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, BP 89 Cite Ben M\'hidi, 22000 Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Mohamed Zidour:
1) Universite Ibn Khaldoun, BP 78 Zaaroura, 14000 Tiaret, Algeria
2) Laboratory of Geomatics and Sustainable Development, Ibn Khaldoun University of Tiaret, Algeria
Abdelouahed Tounsi:
1) Laboratory of Materials et Hydrology, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, BP 89 Cite Ben M\'hidi, 22000 Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
2) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 31261 Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
 

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