Vibration characteristics of microplates with GNPs-reinforced epoxy core bonded to piezoelectric-reinforced CNTs patches
Zain, Azlan Mohd
Mohamed, Abdeliazim Mustafa
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In the current study, vibration characteristics of a three-layered rectangular microplate with Graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs)-reinforced Epoxy core which is fully bonded to piezoelectric-reinforced single-walled Carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) patches are provided. The face sheets are subjected to the electric field and the microplate is assumed to be in a thermal environment and also, is located on the visco-Pasternak model of the elastic substrate. The GNPs and SWCNTs are dispersed through the core's and face's thickness according to the given functions. To account the shear deformation effect, tangential shear deformation theory (TGSDT) as a higher-order theory is employed and the modified strain gradient theory (MSGT) with tree independent length-scale parameters is selected to capture the size effect. Using the extended form of Hamilton's principle and variational formulation, the governing motion equations are derived and solved mathematically via Navier's scheme for simply supported edges microplate. By ensuring the validity of the results after comparing them in a simpler state with previously published ones, the effects of the most prominent parameters on the results are investigated. It is seen GNPs and CNTs dispersion patterns play an important role in the microplate vibrational behavior, as well as temperature variations. Since the under consideration microstructure can be accounted as smart structures, therefore, the outcomes of this study may help to design and create more efficient engineering structures, such as sensors and actuators and also micro/nano electromechanical systems.
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