Size-dependent Bending of Geometrically Nonlinear of Micro-Laminated Composite Beam based on Modified Couple Stress Theory

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University of Kashan

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In this study, the effect of finite strain on bending of the geometrically nonlinear of micro laminated composite Euler-Bernoulli beam based on Modified Couple Stress Theory (MCST) is studied in thermal environment. The Green-Lagrange strain tensor according to finite strain assumption and the principle of minimum potential energy is applied to obtain governing equation of motion and boundary conditions. The equation of motion with boundary conditions is solved using a generalized differential quadrature method and then, the deflection of the beam in classical elasticity and MCST states is drawn and compared with each other. Considering the bending of the beam, which has been made of carbon/epoxy and glass/epoxy materials specified, it can be seen there is a significant difference between the finite strain and von-Karman assumptions particularly for L  =10 h. Also, the results show that the thermal loadings have a remarkable effect on the glass/epoxy beam based on the finite strain particularly for simply supported boundary condition.

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Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures 3 (2016) 53-62

 

 

 

 

 

Semnan University

Mechanics of Advanced Composite Structures

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Size-dependent Bending of Geometrically Nonlinear of Micro-Laminated Composite Beam based on Modified Couple Stress Theory

A.R. Ghasemi*, M. Mohandes

Department of Solid Mechanics, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

 

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Paper history:

Received 2016-03-17

Revision Received 2016-04-21

Accepted 2016-04-27

In this study, the effect of finite strain on bending of the geometrically nonlinear of micro laminated composite Euler-Bernoulli beam based on Modified Couple Stress Theory (MCST) is studied in thermal environment. The Green-Lagrange strain tensor according to finite strain assumption and the principle of minimum potential energy is applied to obtain governing equation of motion and boundary conditions. The equation of motion with boundary conditions is solved using a generalized differential quadrature method and then, the deflection of the beam in classical elasticity and MCST states is drawn and compared with each other. Considering the bending of the beam, which has been made of carbon/epoxy and glass/epoxy materials specified, it can be seen there is a significant difference between the finite strain and von-Karman assumptions particularly for . Also, the results show that the thermal loadings have a remarkable effect on the glass/epoxy beam based on the finite strain particularly for simply supported boundary condition.

 

Keywords:

Size-dependent

Finite strain

Modifided couple stress theory

Laminated composite

 

 

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  1. 1.      Introduction 

Using composite materials in the most advanced engineering fields such as aerospace, mechanical and civil has increased in the past decades. The reason of this increase is the outstanding engineering properties of composite materials, such as high value of strength-‌to-‌weight and stiffness-‌to-‌weight ratios. One of the most important subjects for the composite structures is the bending analysis of composite beams. Many researchers have investigated the bending of composite beams using different theories such as Euler-Bernoulli, Reddy and Timoshenko [1-6].

One of the most important subjects in industrial sections is the bending of various structures and it is completely obvious that the bending of nonlinear structures is more accurate and capable than the linear one. The nonlinear structures are divided into two main groups: (1) structures with large deformation and small strains, and (2) structures which are affected by finite strain [7-10]. In theories with finite strain assumption, not only deformations are large, but also the strains are not limited to infinitesimal strain. The finite strain assumption is the most accurate state to study the bending of nonlinear systems.

It is necessary to say that with decreasing the size scale, the stiffness and strength of materials can increase, which is called size effects. The classical continuum mechanics theory is not capable of accounting the size effects in micro and nano scale structures. So, in order to overcome this problem, some higher order continuum theories that contain additional material constants have been presented to determine the size effect. . Some of the theories are micropolar theory [11], nonlocal elasticity theory [12], surface elasticity theory [13], strain gradient theory [14], couple stress theory [15] and Modified Couple Stress Theory (MCST) [16]. The couple stress and strain gradient theories are applied for the micro-scale structures [17- 23]. There is a difference between these two theories that rotation and strain are applied as a variable to describe curvature in the couple stress and strain gradient theories, respectively. Therefore, it is known that the couple stress theory is a special format of the strain gradient theory.

The static bending and free vibration of a Timoshenko micro beam subjected to simply supported condition based on the MCST were observed by Ma et al. [24]. In 2010, Asghari et al. [25] investigated the static bending and free vibration of a nonlinear Timoshenko micro beam model subjected to simply supported condition on the basis of MCST. To solve the static bending and free vibration equations of the beam the numerical and analytical methods were used, respectively. In 2011, Chen et al. [26] reported a new model for the cross-ply laminated composite beam with first-order shear deformation based on the MCST. In 2013, Roque et al. [27] used the MCST and meshless method to study the bending of laminated composite Timoshenko micro beam. They demonstrate that the obtained numerical results have a good agreement with the analytical ones. In 2013, Simsek and Reddy [28] proposed a new higher order theory for the static bending and free vibration of Functionally Graded (FG) micro beam on the basis of the MCST. Moreover, they indicate the Poisson effect decreases and increases the static deflection and vibration frequencies, respectively.

In this research, the effect of the finite strain on the bending of the micro laminated composite Euler-Bernoulli beam is investigated under thermal loading. The small scale structures such as micro structures, need a high accuracy. So, in this study, the finite strain assumption is employed in order to study micro structures with the highest degree of accuracy. The equation of motion is derived using the principle of minimum potential energy and the Generalized Differential Quadrature Method (GDQM) is used to solve the governing equation of motion with boundary conditions. The results indicate that there is a difference between the finite strain and von-Karman assumptions so that the slope of the deflection curves based on the finite strain is less than the von-Karman hypothesis. Also, the results demonstrate that material properties have a remarkable effect on the behavior of the finite strain micro beam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 2.      Preliminaries

According to the MCST, the strain energy can be expressed as what follows [29,30]:

 

(1)

Where

 

(2)

 

(3)

 

(4)

 

(5)

In which  and  are components of the symmetric stress and strain tensors, respectively. Also,  and  are components of the deviatoric part of the symmetric couple stress tensor and symmetric curvature tensor, respectively. In addition,  and  denote the two Lame constants,  is the material length scale parameter and  is the Kronecker delta. Moreover, components of the displacement and rotation vectors are represented by  and , respectively, which the rotation vector is related to the displacement vector as follows [31, 32]:

 

(6)

Using the Cartesian coordinat system (x, y, z) as shown in Fig. 1, where the x-axix is coincident with the centroidal axis of the undeformed beam, ,  and  are length, width and thickness of the beam, respectively.

The axial and transverse displacement fields in an Euler-Bernoulli beam can be described by the following equations [33-35]:

 

(7)

 
 

Where ,   and  are the displacements of a point  along the ,  and  coordinates, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a)

 

(b)

 

(c)

 

Figure 1. The schematic of (a) the simply supported beam, (b) the clamped beam and (c) the cross section of the beam

 

 

  1. 3.      Governing Equation

The nonlinear structures are modeled by either von-Karman assumption or finite strain hypothesis. Although the von-Karman assumption is applied for the structures with large deformation and small strains, it is not used for large strains. So, if high accuracy is needed, the von-Karman assumption cannot present such accurate responses. To reach the most accurate responses, the bending of nonlinear structures is studied by the finite strain assumption. In theories with finite strain assumption, not only the deformations are large, but also the strains are not limited to infinitesimal strain. Therefore, based on the finite strain assumption, none of the transformation terms are eliminated in the Green-Lagrange strain tensor. Therefore, by substituting Eq. (7) into the Eq. (3), the nonlinear strain-displacement relations of the beam can be written as the following equations for the axial strain:

 

(8)

The components of rotation vector can be obtained from Eqs. (6) and (7) as follow:

 

(9)

Substituting Eq. (9) into Eq. (5) gives:

 

(10)

Also, using Eq. (10) in Eq. (4) gives:

 

(11)

The equation of motion with boundary conditions can be derived using the principle of minimum potential energy which can be considered as the following equation [36, 37]:

 

(12)

Where  is the total potential energy, and  and  are the strain energy and virtual work done by external loads, respectively.

According to Eq. (1), the variation form of the strain energy can be written as what follows:

 

(13)

The constitutive relations for the orthotropic composite beam under thermal loading are as what follows [35]:

 

(14)

Where  denotes the stress-reduced stiffness of the orthotropic beam. Also,  and  are the coefficients of thermal expansion and temperature changes, respectively.

The couple moment  and the stress resultants including in-plane force , bending moment  and high order resultant of normal stress  are expressed as follows [38, 39]:

 

(15)

The stiffness components including ,  and , which are extensional stiffness, bending stiffness and additional stiffness coefficient matrices, respectively, can be represented by the following equation [40]:

 

(16)

Substituting Eq. (8) into Eq. (14) and using Eqs.(15) and (16) leads to the  following equations:

 

(17)

 

(18)

 

(19)

 

(20)

Where

 

(21)

 

(22)

Where the width is .

The variation form of the work done by the externally transverse loading is defined by what follows [34]:

 

(23)

Where  is the external load. Substituting Eqs. (13) and (23) into Eq. (12) and using Eq. (15), the equation of motion and boundary conditions for the micro laminated composite Euler-Bernoulli beam based on finite strain is obtained. After that, substituting Eqs. (17) and (19) into the equation of motion and boundary conditions gives:

 

(24)

The boundary conditions at  and   are what follow:

 

(25a)

or

 

 

(25b)

 

or

 

 

  1. 4.      Static Bending

In this section, the static bending of a nonlinear size-dependent laminated Euler-Bernoulli beam is studied based on the finite strain. Here, we have . According to these assumptions and introducing the following dimensionless parameters

   

(26)

We have the following expressions:

 

(27)

The boundary conditions at  and   are what follow:

 

or

(28a)

 

 

or

(28b)

 

The dimensionless form of the equation of motion (27) and boundary conditions (28a) and (28b) on the basis of the finite strain can be derived as:

 

(29)

The boundary conditions at  and   are what follow:

 

(30a)

or

 

 

(30b)

or

 

Where the dimensionless parameters are the following expressions:

     

(31)

     
 

 

  1. 5.      Generalized Differential Quadrature Method

In this study, the GDQM has been applied to solve the nonlinear equations of the finite strain vibration of composite beam. In the GDQM, the differential function and its derivatives at all grid point in the whole domain of spatial coordinate are demonstrated as a weighted linear sum of the all functional values. In other words, the governing differential equations using weighting coefficients change to the first-order algebraic equations [41]. In the present study, the used GDQM was derived by Du et al. [42]. In this method, the first-order derivative of function  can be approximated as a linear sum of the weighting coefficients and function values for all grid points in the  domain.

 

                     (32)

Where  is the number of grid point in the  domain,  is the function in the point of  and  is the weighting coefficient of the first-order derivate. The weighting coefficient for the first-order derivate is expressed as the following:

                       

 

(33)

The rth-order approximation of function  in the GDQM for  domain is given as the following [42]:

 

(34)

 

(35)

In this research, the Chebyshev-‌Guass-‌Lobatto sample points [43] have been used to calculate the weighting coefficients.

 

(36)

 

  1. 6.      Numerical Results

In this section in order to validate the accuracy of the presented model, the bending of the cross-ply laminated linear beam solved by the GDQM is compared to the bending of the cross-ply laminated linear Euler-Bernoulli beam, which has been studied by Chen et al. [26]. The material properties are , ,  and . Also, other parameters are ,  and . The shown comparison in Fig 2 illustrates that the presented numerical model has a good agreement with the analytical model.

In order to study the static bending of a cross-ply  laminated micro beam, the sizes of the beam model are considered with a thickness of  and a width of . Furthermore, the material properties of carbon/epoxy are , ,  and  and the material properties of glass epoxy are , ,  and .To study the bending of the beam, the nonlinear equation (29) with boundary conditions is solved using the GDQM, which is developed by Du et al. [42].The normalized static deflection of the cross-ply micro beam without thermal loading influence based on the finite strain is shown in Fig. 3 for ,  and various . The boundary conditions are adopted simply supported. The Figure demonstrates that the deflection of the beam in MCST is smaller than that in the classical elasticity method.

To compare the finite strain and von-Karman assumptions, the deflection of the cross-ply micro beam without thermal loading effect is considered in Figs. 4 and 5 for  and . The Figures indicate that there is a remarkable difference between the finite strain and von-Karman particularly for . Also, the effect of thermal loading on the basis of the finite strain assumption subjected to different boundary conditions and is investigated for carbon/epoxy and glass/epoxy in Figs. 6 and 7, respectively.

 

 

Figure 2. The deflection of the linear beam with  for  and

 

 

Figure 3. The deflection of the beam with ,  and  for  and

 

 

 

Figure 4.The deflection comparison between the finite strain and von-Karman for ,  and 

 

 

Figure 5.The deflection comparison between the finite strain and von-Karman for ,  and 

 

 

 

Figure 6. The deflection of the beam based on the finite strain for carbon/epoxy materials with different boundary conditions and thermal loadings

 

 

Figure 7. The deflection of the beam based on the finite strain for glass/epoxy materials with different boundary conditions and thermal loadings

 

It is noted that , , and . As depicted, the effect of thermal loading on the carbon/epoxy is very small. Unlike the carbon/epoxy, the influence of the thermal loading on the glass/epoxy is remarkable. These Figures have shown that with increasing the thermal effect, the deflection of the beam is increased, too. In addition, Fig 7 indicates that the difference between different thermal loadings for the Simply-Supported (S-S) beam is more than that difference for the Clamped-Clamped (C-C) beam.

 

  1. 7.      Conclusion

In this study, the influence of finite strain on the bending of the micro laminated composite Euler-Bernoulli beam in thermal environment based on the modified couple stress theory was investigated. The bending of the micro beam undergoing finite strain assumption for the most accurate state was studied. The governing equation of motion and boundary conditions were obtained using the Hamilton’s principle, and the GDQM was utilized for obtaining numerical results. The numerical results show that the slope of the deflection curves based on the finite strain is less than the von-Karman hypothesis. Also, the bending results demonstrate that there is a difference between the finite strain and von-Karman assumptions, particularly the difference is considerable for . In addition, the numerical results indicate that the material properties have a remarkable effect on the behavior of the finite strain micro beam. With increasing the thermal loading, although the deflection of the carbon/epoxy laminated composite materials beam for different boundary conditions does not change dramatically, the deflection of the glass/epoxy laminated composite materials beam undergoes a significant change especially for simply supported boundary condition.

Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the University of Kashan for supporting this study by Grant No. 574605/06.

 

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[1]          Chandra R, Stemple AD, Chopra I. Thin-walled Composite Beams under Bending, Torsional, and Extensional Loads. J Aircraft 1990; 27: 619-626.

[2]          Maiti DK, Sinha PK. Bending and Free Vibration Analysis of Shear Deformable Laminated Composite Beams by Finite Element Method. Compos Struct 1994; 29; 421-431.

[3]          Khdeir AA, Reddy JN. An Exact Solution for the Bending of Thin and Thick Cross-ply Laminated Beams. Compos Struct 1997; 37: 197-203.

[4]          Xiong J, Ma L, Stocchi A, Yang J, Wu L, Pan S. Bending response of carbon fiber composite sandwich beams with three dimensional honey-comb cores. Compos Struct 2014; 108: 234-242.

[5]          Sayyad AS, Ghugal YM, Naik NS. Bending analysis of laminated composite and sandwich beams according to refined trigonometric beam theory. Curved Layer Struct 2015; 2: 279-289.

[6]          Shen HS, Chen X, Huang XL. Nonlinear bending and thermal postbuckling of functionally graded fiber reinforced composite laminated beams with piezoelectric fiber reinforced composite actuators. Compos Part B 2016; 90: 326-335.

[7]          Ghasemi AR, Taheri-Behrooz F, Farahani SMN, Mohandes M. Nonlinear Free Vibration of an Euler-Bernoulli Composite Beam Undergoing Finite Strain Subjected to Different Boundary Conditions. J Vib Cont 2014; DOI: 10.1177/1077546314528965.

[8]          Mohandes M, Ghasemi AR. Finite Strain Analysis of Nonlinear Vibrations of Symmetric Laminated Composite Timoshenko Beams Using Generalized Differential Quadrature Method. J Vib Cont 2016; 22: 940-954.

[9]          Mohandes M, Ghasemi AR. Modified Couple Stress Theory and Finite Strain Assumption for Nonlinear Free Vibration and Bending of micro/nanolaminated Composite Euler-Bernoulli Beam Under Thermal Loading. J Mech Engin Sci Part C 2016; DOI: 10.1177/0954406216656884.

[10]        Ghasemi AR, Mohandes M. Nonlinear Free Vibration of Laminated Composite Euler-Bernoulli Beams Based on Finite Strain Using GDQM. Mech Adv Mat & Struct. 2016; DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2016.1196794.

[11]        Eringen AC. Theory of micropolar plates. Zeitschrift fur angewandte Mathematik und Physik 1967; 18: 12-30.

[12]        Eringen AC. Nonlocal polar elastic continua. Int J Eng Sci 1972; 10: 1-16.

[13]        Gurtin ME, Weissmuller J and Larche F. The general theory of curved deformable interfaces in solids at equilibrium. Phil Mag A 1998; 78: 1093-1109.

[14]        Aifantis EC. Strain gradient interpretation of size effects. Int J Fracture 1999; 95: 299-314.

[15]        Yang F, Chong ACM, Lam DCC, Tong P. Couple stress based strain gradient theory for elasticity. Int J Solid Struct 2002; 39: 2731-2743.

[16]        Park SK, Gao XL. Euler-Bernoulli beam model based on a modified couple stress theory. J Micromech Microengin 2006; 16: 2355.

[17]        Salamat-talab M, Nateghi A, Torabi J. Static and Dynamic Analysis of Third-order Shear Deformation FG Micro Beam Based on Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Mech Sci 2012; 57: 63-73.

[18]        Wang YG, Lin WH, Liu N. Large Amplitude Free Vibration of Size-dependent Circular Microplates Based on the Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Mech Sci2013; 71: 51-57.

[19]        Jung WY, Park WT, Han SC. Bending and Vibra-tion Analysis of S-FGM Microplates Embedded in Pasternak Elastic Medium Using the Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Mech Sci 2014; 87: 150-162.

[20]        Kahrobaiyan MH, Asghari M, Ahmadian MT. A Timoshenko Beam Element Based on the Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Mech Sci 2014; 79: 75-83.

[21]        Shaat M, Mahmoud FF, Gao XL, Faheem AF. Size-dependent Bending Analysis of Kirchhoff Nano-plates Based on a Modified Couple-Stress Theory Including Surface Effects. Int J Mech Sci 2014; 79: 31-37.

[22]        Farokhi H, Ghayesh MH. Nonlinear Dynamical Behaviour of Geometrically Imperfect Micro-plates Based on Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Mech Sci 2015; 90: 133-144.

[23]        Mohammadimehr M, Mohandes M. The Effect of Modified Couple Stress Theory on Buckling and Vibration Analysis of Functionally Graded Double-layer Boron Nitride Piezoelectric Plate Based on CPT. J Solid Mech, 2015; 7: 281-298.

[24]        Ma HM, Gao XL, Reddy JN. A Microstructure-dependent Timoshenko Beam Model Based on a Modified Couple Stress Theory. J Mech Phys Sol-ids 2008; 56: 3379-3391.

[25]        Asghari M, Kahrobaiyan MH, Ahmadian MT. A Nonlinear Timoshenko Beam Formulation Based on the Modified Couple Stress Theory. Int J Eng Sci 2010; 48: 1749-1761.

[26]        Chen W, Li L, Xu M, A Modified Couple Stress Model for Bending Analysis of Composite Laminated Beams with First Order Shear Defo-mation. Compos Struct 2011; 93: 2723-2732.

[27]        Roque CMC, Fidalgo DS, Ferreira AJM, Reddy JN. A Study of a Microstructure-dependent Composite Laminated Timoshenko Beam Using a Modified Couple Stress Theory and a Meshless Meth-od. Compos Struct 2013; 96: 532-537.

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