Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

54, 2, pp. 449-462, Warsaw 2016
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.54.2.449

Some aspects of dynamic coupled response of functionally graded thin-walled columns with square cross-sections under in-plane pulse compression

Zbigniew Kołakowski, Andrzej Teter
The present paper deals with a dynamic coupled response of functionally graded columns with a quadratic cross-section subjected to an in-plane pulse loading. An Al-TiC metal-ceramic material is applied. It is assumed that functionally graded materials (FGMs) are subject to Hooke’s law. The thin-walled structures are simply supported at the ends. This study is devoted to the stability problem of rectangular dynamic pulse load. The effects of temperature, wave propagation and damping are neglected. In order to obtain the equations of motion of individual plates, the classic laminate plate theory (CLPT) has been modified in such a way that it additionally accounts for all components of inertial forces. A plate model is adopted for the structures. The problem of an interaction of the global mode with the local ones is concerned (i.e., a three-modes approach). Attention has been focused on some unexpected aspects related to dynamic interactive buckling of columns having two axes of the cross-section symmetry. In the present study, a new approach to the description of this phenomenon, based on Koiter’s theory, has been applied.
Keywords: FGM, dynamic response, interactive buckling, thin-walled structures, compression, pulse load