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06-04-2020 | Original Paper | Issue 6/2020

Acta Mechanica 6/2020

Buckling of carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced composite skew plates by the discrete singular convolution method

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O. Civalek, M. H. Jalaei
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A geometric transformation method based on discrete singular convolution (DSC) is firstly applied to solve the buckling problem of a functionally graded carbon nanotube (FG-CNT)-reinforced composite skew plate. The straight-sided quadrilateral plate geometry is mapped into a square domain in the computational space using a four-node DSC transformation method. Hence, the related governing equations of plate buckling and boundary conditions of the problem are transformed from the physical domain into a square computational domain by using the geometric transformation-based singular convolution. The discretization process is achieved via the DSC method together with numerical differential and two different regularized kernels such as regularized Shannon’s delta and Lagrange-delta sequence kernels. The accuracy of the present DSC results is first verified, and then, a detailed parametric study is presented to show the impacts of CNT volume fraction, CNT distribution pattern, geometry of the skew plate and skew angle on the axial and biaxial buckling responses of FG-CNTR composite skew plates with different boundary conditions. Some new results related to critical buckling of an FG-CNT-reinforced composite skew plate are also presented, which can serve as benchmark solutions for future investigations.

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