Buckling Analysis of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Composite Plates Resting on Elastic Foundation
The buckling behavior of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite (CNTRC) plates resting on the Pasternak elastic foundation is investigated in this study. To strengthen the plates, four types of uni-axially aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNTs) distributions are investigated. This paper presents analytical answers derived from a mathematical formulation based on hyperbolic shear deformation plate theory. The suggested theory's accuracy is numerically tested by comparing the obtained results to some existing ones in the literature. The current study takes into account a number of important characteristics such as carbon nanotube volume fraction, spring constant factors, plate thickness and aspect ratios, etc. New buckling evaluations of CNTRC plates are provided and analyzed in depth using numerous higher-order shear deformation theories.
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