The Relations between the Various Critical Temperatures of Thin ‎FGM Plates

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, 55139, Turkey‎


This work investigates the relations between the critical temperature of the thin FGM plates under various temperature distributions through the thickness resting on the Pasternak elastic foundation. Both rectangular and skew plates are investigated. The uniform, linear, and nonlinear temperature distributions through the plate’s thickness are considered. Formulations are derived based on the classical plate theory (CPT) considering the von Karman geometrical nonlinearity taking the physical neutral plane as the reference plane. The partial differential formulation is separated into two sets of ordinary differential equations using the extended Kantorovich method (EKM). The stability equations and boundary conditions terms are derived according to Trefftz criteria using the variational calculus expressed in an oblique coordinate system. Novel multi-scale plots are presented to show the linear relations between the critical temperatures under various temperature distributions. The critical temperature of plates with different materials are also found linearly related. Resulting relations should be a huge time saver in the analysis process, as by knowing one critical temperature of the one FGM plate under one temperature distribution many other critical temperatures of many other FGM plates under any temperature distributions can be obtained instantly.


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