First Order Shear Deformation Theory access for the stress research of CNT/Polymer Laminated Composite Plates
Peyyala Pramod Kumar1, V.V Subbarao2
1Peyyala Pramod Kumar, Research Scholar, JNTUK, Kakinada, (A.P), India.
2V.V Subbarao, Professor, JNTUK, Kakinada, (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on February 05, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on February 14, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 3736-3740 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F9383088619/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F9383.088619
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Abstract: In the design of structural elements like shells, beams, and plates the analysis of stresses is one of the primary and most important considerations. The intention of the current research is to perform a study on stress behavior of laminated polymer composite plates reinforced with carbon nanotube(CNT). A theoretical first order shear deformation theory approach is executed on simply supported laminated composite plates subjected to uniformly distributed loads to study the effect of shear deformation on in-plane and transverse stresses. The numerical results are presented for symmetrical, eight layered polymer composite reinforced with Carbon Nanotube to explore the effect of various parameters like stacking sequence, the side-to-thickness ratio on stresses. The effect of carbon nanotube volume fraction and carbon nanotube radius is also investigated on stress distribution of composite plates. This study on stress analysis is conducted on plates principally to observe the structural suitability of nanocomposites.
Keywords: Nanocomposite, Stress analysis, Carbon nanotube, Laminated plates.