%0 Journal Article
%T Isogeometric Free and Forced Vibration Analyses of FG-CNTs Plates based on a Logarithmic Higher-Order Shear Deformation Theory
%J Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures
%I Semnan University Press
%Z 2423-4826
%A Mohammadi, Hassan
%D 2021
%\ 11/01/2021
%V 8
%N 2
%P 435-453
%! Isogeometric Free and Forced Vibration Analyses of FG-CNTs Plates based on a Logarithmic Higher-Order Shear Deformation Theory
%K Carbon nanotubes
%K Free vibration
%K Forced vibration
%K Isogeometric Analysis
%K logarithmic higher order shear deformation theory
%R 10.22075/macs.2021.23147.1334
%X This paper develops the new logarithmic higher-order shear deformation theory (LHSDT) incorporating isogeometric method for free and forced vibration analyses of functionally graded carbon nanotubes reinforced composite (FG-CNTRC) plates. In this theory, a logarithmic function is employed to approximate the distribution of shear strains along the plate thickness which satisfies the condition of zero tractions on the top and bottom surfaces of the plate. The plate is assumed to be fabricated from a mixture of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and a polymeric matrix. The CNTs are either uniformly distributed or functionally graded (FG) along the thickness direction of the plate. The modified rule of mixture scheme is applied to estimate the effective mechanical properties of FG-CNTRC plates. The governing equations are derived from Hamiltonâ€™s principle. Furthermore, the Newmark approach is utilized to predict the temporal response of FG-CNTRC plates under different transverse dynamical loadings. The applicability and efficiency of the present formulation in predicting vibrational characteristics of FG-CNTRC plates are investigated through an extensive set of numerical examples considering different configurations of the plate. It is revealed that the computed results are in excellent agreement with other solution methods extracted by the 3D model and other plate theories. Eventually, a detailed parametric study is conducted to explore the influence of related parameters on the natural frequencies and temporal response of FG-CNTRC plates.
%U https://macs.semnan.ac.ir/article_5823_62dac7b60fe06ec13b6a53d79911f2e6.pdf