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Bending, vibration, buckling analysis of bi-directional FG porous microbeams with a variable material length scale parameter
journal contributionposted on 17.11.2020, 03:06 by A Karamanli, Thuc Vo
© 2020 Elsevier Inc. Finite elemen model for the structural behaviours of bi-directional (2D) FG porous microbeams based on a quasi-3D theory and the modified strain gradient theory (MSGT) is presented. As the main novelty of this study, in order to capture accurately the size effects, the MSGT is employed with three material length scale parameters (MLSPs) rather than the modifed couple stress theory (MCST) with only one MLSP. The material properties including three MLSPs are varied in both the axial and thickness directions as well as porosity. By using a quasi-3D theory, which inludes normal and shear deformations, the governing equations for static, vibration and buckling analysis are derived and solved by Hermite-cubic beam element for various boundary conditions. Through numerical examples, effects of variable MLSP and porosity as well as gradient index in two directions on the deflections, natural frequencies and buckling loads of 2D FG porous microbeams are examined.