Nonlinear mechanics of doubly curved shallow microshells

Ghayesh, Mergen H. and Farokhi, Hamed (2017) Nonlinear mechanics of doubly curved shallow microshells. International Journal of Engineering Science, 119. pp. 288-304. ISSN 0020-7225

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This paper performs a thorough investigation on the nonlinear size-dependent bending characteristics and natural frequencies of doubly curved shallow microshells. A nonlinear continuous model for a general doubly curved microshell is developed on the basis of Donnell's nonlinear shell theory and in the framework of the modified couple-stress strain gradient theory. In particular, the doubly curved microshell equations of motion of partial differential type are derived while accounting for geometric nonlinearities and small-scale effects. The continuous model is transformed into a discretised set of equations via application of the two-dimensional Galerkin technique. A large number of modes are retained in both linear and nonlinear investigations of microshells to ensure converged and reliable results. The linear natural frequencies are reported for various microshells of rectangular and square bases. The nonlinear static deflection curves for both in-plane and out-of-plane displacements are constructed and the effects of different parameters, such as the radius of curvature, sign of the radius of the curvature, and the length-scale parameter are examined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doubly curved microshells; Modified couple stress theory; Curvilinear coordinate; Nonlinear bending; Free vibration
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 10:55
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:45

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