Modeling and Solution of Large Amplitude Vibration Problem of Construction Elements Made of Nanocomposites Using Shear Deformation Theory

Materials (Basel). 2021 Jul 9;14(14):3843. doi: 10.3390/ma14143843.


The main purpose of the study is to investigate the vibration behaviors of carbon nanotube (CNT) patterned double-curved construction elements using the shear deformation theory (SDT). After the visual and mathematical models of CNT patterned double-curved construction elements are created, the large amplitude stress-strain relationships and basic dynamic equations are derived using the first order shear deformation theory (FSDT). Then, using the Galerkin method, the problem is reduced to the nonlinear vibration of nanocomposite continuous systems with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities. Applying the Grigolyuk method to the obtained nonlinear differential equation, large-amplitude frequency-amplitude dependence is obtained. The expressions for nonlinear frequencies of homogenous and inhomogeneous nanocomposite construction members such as plates, panels, spherical and hyperbolic-paraboloid (hypar) shells in the framework of FSDT are found in special cases. The accuracy of the results of the current study has been confirmed by comparing them with the reliable results reported in the literature. Original analyses are carried out to examine the effects of nonlinearity, CNT patterns and volume fraction changes on frequencies in the framework of shear deformation and classical shell theories.

Keywords: CNT; large amplitude frequency; nanocomposite constructions; shear deformation theory.