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Bending, buckling and free vibration behaviors of thin-walled functionally graded sandwich and composite channel-section beams
journal contributionposted on 15.02.2021, 05:51 by Ngoc-Duong Nguyen, TK Nguyen, Thuc VoThuc Vo, Lieu B Nguyen
© 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This article proposes static, free vibration, and buckling analysis of thin-walled functionally graded (FG) sandwich and composite channel-section beams. It is based on the first-order shear deformable beam theory, which can recover to classical one by ignoring the shear effect. Ritz’s approximation functions are developed to solve the characteristic problems. Both results from classical and the first-order shear deformable theories are given in a unified fashion. Ritz solutions are applied for thin-walled FG sandwich channel-section beams for the first time. Numerical examples are presented in relation to many important effects such as span-to-height ratio, material parameter, lay-ups, fiber orientation and boundary conditions on the beams’ deflections, natural frequencies, and critical buckling loads. New results presented in this study can be of interests to the scientific and engineering community in the future.