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Buckling and postbuckling of axially-loaded CNT-reinforced composite cylindrical shell surrounded by an elastic medium in thermal environment

Hoang Van Tung, Pham Thanh Hieu

Abstract


Buckling and postbuckling behaviors of nanocomposite cylindrical shells reinforced by single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), surrounded by an elastic medium, exposed to a thermal environment and subjected to uniform axial compression are investigated in this paper. Material properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and isotropic matrix are assumed to be temperature dependent, and effective properties of nanocomposite are estimated by extended rule of mixture. The CNTs are embedded into matrix via uniform distribution (UD) or functionally graded (FG) distribution along the thickness direction. Governing equations are based on Donnell’s classical shell theory taking into account von Karman-Donnell nonlinear terms and interaction between the shell and surrounding elastic medium. Three-term form of deflection and stress function are assumed to satisfy simply supported boundary conditions and Galerkin method is applied to obtain load-deflection relation from which buckling and postbuckling behaviors are analyzed. Numerical examples are carried out to analyze the effects of CNT volume fraction and distribution types, geometrical ratios, environment temperature and surrounding elastic foundation on the buckling loads and postbuckling strength of CNTRC cylindrical shells.

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CNT-reinforced composite; nanocomposite cylindrical shell; nonlinear stability; axial compression; elastic foundation.

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