Free Vibration and Dynamic Stability of Functionally Graded Material Plates on Elastic Foundation
The study of parametric resonance characteristics of functionally-graded material (FGM) plates on elastic foundation is proposed under biaxial in plane periodic load. Finite element method in conjunction with Hamilton’s principle is utilised to establish the governing equations in a discrete form, Floquet’s theory was applied to determine the instability regions of FGM plate resting on elastic foundation. The effects of power law index, temperature rise, and foundation coefficients on the natural frequencies and dynamic stability of the plate have been examined in detail through parametric studies. The first two natural frequencies decrease with increase in temperature and power law index values, on the contrary, these two frequencies increase with increase in the foundation constants. Increase in power law index enhances the instability of the FGM plate. Increased foundation stiffness enhances the stability of the plate. Influence of shear layer constant is more dominant compared to the Winkler foundation constant.
Defence Science Journal, Vol. 65, No. 3, May 2015, pp.245-251, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.65.8621
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