On the Thermo-elastic Response of FG-CNTRC Cross-ply ‎Laminated Plates under Temperature Loading using a New HSDT‎

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Water Resources, Soil and Environment Laboratory, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of AT,‎ Laghouat, Ghardaia road BP 37G, Algeria

2 Material and Hydrology Laboratory, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Faculty of Technology, Algeria

3 Department of Technology, University Centre of Naama, Naama 45000, Algeria

4 Structural Engineering and Mechanics of Materials Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, Mascara, Algeria

5 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 31261 Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

6 YFL (Yonsei Frontier Lab), Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


In this paper, we present a mathematical model based on the new higher shear deformation plate theory to investigate the thermo-elastic response of carbon nanotube reinforced composites (CNTRC) cross-ply laminated plates under temperature loading. Functionally graded distributions (FG) and uniform distribution (UD) of carbon nanotube reinforcement material are examined. A higher-order deformation plate that contains only four unknowns is utilized together with the principle of virtual displacement to derive the governing equations of CNTRC cross-ply laminated plates with simply supported edge conditions. Subsequently, Navier’s solution is proposed for simply supported cross-ply CNTR composite laminated plates subject to linear, nonlinear and combined variations in temperature through plate thickness. The analytical model was validated by comparing the obtained primary outcomes with those available in the literature. The numerical results of present simple analytical model are presented to show the influence of the CNT volume fraction, laminated composite structure, side to thickness and aspect ratio on the thermal stresses and deflection of the CNTRC cross-ply laminated plates.


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