Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 250–261 | Cite as

Bending responses of an exponentially graded simply-supported elastic/viscoelastic/elastic sandwich plate

  • A. M. Zenkour


The bending response for exponentially graded composite (EGC) sandwich plates is investigated. The three-layer elastic/viscoelastic/elastic sandwich plate is studied by using the sinusoidal shear deformation plate theory as well as other familiar theories. Four types of sandwich plates are considered taking into account the symmetry of the plate and the thickness of each layer. The effective moduli and Illyushin’s approximation methods are used to solve the equations governing the bending of simply-supported EGC fiber-reinforced viscoelastic sandwich plates. Then numerical results for deflections and stresses are presented and the effects due to time parameter, aspect ratio, side-to-thickness ratio and constitutive parameter are investigated.

Key words

symmetric sandwich plates viscoelasticity EGC sinusoidal plate theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceKing AbdulAziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceKafr El-Sheikh UniversityKafr El-SheikhEgypt

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