An Analytical Investigation of Thermal Buckling Behavior of Composite Plates Reinforced by Carbon Nano Particles
Keywords:Composite Materials, Buckling Plate, Buckling Structure, Nano Effect, Thermal Buckling
The research used analytical and numerical methods to test thermal buckling activity for a composite plate structure with a range of Nano fractions. Experimental program with mechanical properties for the Nano composites were carried out and have been validated from previous work. In addition, both mechanical and thermal expansions were tested from previous work experimentally and used in numerical and analytical methods by the Nano composite. The general motion equation for thermal buckling load was derived and then, the results were compared with the numerical results. The analysis showed that the average outcome error was not greater (2.49%). Ultimately, the results showed that the thermal effect results in a buckling of Nano particle strengthening (1%) volume fraction for the adjusted structure of the plate leads to increase thermal buckling strength (63,4%). This achievement modified a high thermal buckling strength with low percentage of Nano volume fraction compared to the previous work in this field.
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