Item analysis of the three-dimensional buckling problem for a clamped thick rectangular plate made of a viscoelastic composite


Selim S. , AKBAROV S.

MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.39, no.6, pp.531-540, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/b:mocm.0000010625.05217.86
  • Title of Journal : MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-540

Abstract

The buckling instability of a thick rectangular plate made of a viscoelastic composite material is studied. The investigation is carried out within the framework of the three-dimensional linearized theory of stability. The plate edges are clamped and the plate is compressed through the clamps. Moreover, it is assumed that the plate has an initial infinitesimal imperfection, and, as a buckling criterion, the state is taken where this imperfection starts to increase indefinitely at fixed finite values of external compressive forces. From this criterion, the critical time is determined The corresponding boundary-value problems are solved by employing the three-dip mensional FEM and the Laplace transform. The material of the plate is assumed orthotropic, viscoelastic, and homogeneous. Numerical results related to the critical time are presented.