Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

56, 1, pp. 71-79, Warsaw 2018
DOI: 10.15632/jtam-pl.56.1.71

An analytical study on buckling behavior of CNT/polymer composite plates using first order shear deformation theory

Pramod Kumar Peyyala, Subba Rao V V
Most plates used in engineering structures such as aircraft wings, ship ducts and buildings,
although quite capable of resisting tensile loads, are poor in withstanding compression.
In order to avoid premature failure under compression, it is important to know buckling
behavior of the plate. This article primarily deals with the analytical study of buckling
behavior of a carbon nanotube reinforcing polymer composite plates based on the first order
shear deformation theory by employing Mori-Tanaka micromechanics approach to obtain
elastic properties. In this investigation, an attempt is made for evaluating the effect of plate
thickness, CNT volume fraction, stacking sequence and CNT radii on the buckling of plates.
Keywords: buckling, carbon nanotube, composite plates, micromechanics, FSDT