Title

Stability and Natural Frequencies of Functionally Graded Stringer-Reinforced Panels

Abstract

The paper presents an analysis of stability and free vibrations of rectangular functionally graded panels reinforced by a system of parallel stringers. The exact solution of the problem is illustrated for large aspect ratio panels with simply supported long edges and arbitrary boundary conditions along the short edges (hereafter the reference to an “exact solution” implies a closed-form solution in the content of the theory of plates). The spacing between the stringers and the cross sections of individual stringers can be arbitrary. In the particular case where identical stringers are equally spaced, the solution is simplified using the smeared stiffeners technique. The optimization problem concerned with the choice of stringers and their spacing in the situations where the buckling loads or fundamental frequencies are prescribed is also considered. The closed-form solution of the optimization problem is shown in the case of blade stringers.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

Keywords and Phrases

Analytical Modelling; Buckling; Functionally Graded Material; Optimization; Particle-Reinforcement

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Vibration

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2008 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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