The elasto-plastic impact analysis of functionally graded circular plates under low-velocities


GÜNEŞ R., AYDIN M., APALAK M. K., REDDY J. N.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, vol.93, no.2, pp.860-869, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.07.008
  • Journal Name: COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.860-869
  • Keywords: Functionally graded material, Low-velocity impact, Elasto-plastic analysis, The TTO model, Finite element analysis, LAMINATED COMPOSITE PLATES, FINITE-ELEMENT-ANALYSIS, CYLINDRICAL-SHELLS, ELASTIC RESPONSE, CRACK-GROWTH, BEHAVIOR, DAMAGE, STRESS, BEAMS, CORE
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study three-dimensional elasto-plastic analysis of functionally graded (FG) circular plates under low-velocity impact loads is presented The FG circular plate is composed of ceramic (SIC) and metal (AI) phases varying in a predetermined fashion through the plate thickness The elasto-plastic behaviour of the FG circular plate is described by the TTO model In the analyses the ceramic phase is taken to be an isotropic elastic material whereas the metal phase is taken to be elasto-plastic material in accordance with the TTO model The locally effective material properties were evaluated using homogenization method which is based on the Mori-Tanaka scheme The effects of compositional gradient exponent and Impactor velocity on the elasto-plastic Impact response of the FG circular plates are investigated and results are presented graphical form The compositional gradient exponent and Impactor velocity have significant effects on the elasto-plastic impact response of the FG circular plates The elasto-plastic impact response of FG circular plates is similar to those of homogeneous plates Therefore the TTO model can be used to describe the mechanical behaviour of FG plates beyond the elastic range assuming that the material response is essentially governed by the spreading of plasticity in the metal phase (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved