Mathematical modeling and solution of nonlinear vibration problem of laminated plates with CNT originating layers interacting with two-parameter elastic foundation

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Avey M., Kadıoğlu F., Ahmetolan S., Fantuzzi N.

Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, vol.45, no.3, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40430-023-04016-0
  • Journal Name: Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, Laminated nanocomposite plates, Surrounding media, Nonlinear free vibration
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Generalizing the first-order shear deformation plate theory (FOPT) proposed by Ambartsumyan (Theory of anisotropic plates, Nauka, Moscow, 1967 (in Russian)) to the heterogeneous laminated nanocomposite plates and the nonlinear vibration problem is analytically solved taking into account an elastic medium in this study for the first time. The Pasternak-type elastic foundation model (PT-EF) is used as the elastic medium model. After creating the mathematical models of laminated rectangular plates with CNT originating layers on the PT-EF, the large amplitude stress–strain relationships and motion equations are derived in the form of nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) within FOPT. Then, by applying Galerkin's method to the derived equations, it is reduced to a nonlinear ordinary differential equation (NL-ODE) containing the second- and third-order nonlinear terms of the deflection function for laminated rectangular plates composed of nanocomposite layers. The NL-ODE is solved by the semi-inverse method, and the nonlinear frequency–amplitude relationship for the laminated plates consisting of CNT originating layers resting on the PT-EF is established within FOPT for the first time. From these relations, similar relations can be obtained particularly for the unconstrained laminated and monolayer CNT patterns plates. After comparing the accuracy of the obtained formulas with the reliable results in the literature, comprehensive numerical analyses are performed.