Stress Analysis of Skew Nanocomposite Plates Based on 3D Elasticity Theory Using Differential Quadrature Method

Document Type: Research Paper


School of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University


In this paper, a three dimensional analysis of arbitrary straight-sided quadrilateral nanocomposite plates are investigated. The governing equations are based on three-dimensional elasticity theory which can be used for both thin and thick nanocomposite plates. Although the equations can support all the arbitrary straight-sided quadrilateral plates but as a special case, the numerical results for skew nanocomposite plates are investigated. The differential quadrature method (DQM) is used to solve these equations. In order to show the accuracy of present work, our results are compared with other numerical solution for skew plates. From the knowledge of author, it is the first time that the stress analysis of arbitrary straight-sided quadrilateral nanocomposite plates is investigated. It is shown that increasing the skew angle and thickness of nanocomposite skew plate will decrease the vertical displacements. It is also noted that the thermal effects are also added in the governing equations.


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