Volume 11, Issue 3 (2011)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2011, 11(3): 57-74 | Back to browse issues page

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1- professor/Iran University of Science and Technology
2- student/ Iran University of Science and Technology
3- student/Iran University of Science and Technology
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In this paper, free vibration analysis of moderately thick smart FG rectangular plate is presented on the basis of Mindlin plate theory. This structure is composed of a host FG plate and two bonded piezoelectric layers. The plate has two opposite edges simply supported (i.e., Levy-type rectangular plates). The closed circuit piezoelectric layers can be used as an actuator. According to a power-law distribution of the volume fraction of the constituents, material properties vary continuously through the thickness of host plate. Using Hamilton's principle and Maxwell electrostatic equation, six complex coupled equations are introduced. These equations are exactly solved introducing the new potential and auxiliary functions as well as using separation of variables method. The accuracy of the frequencies is verified by the available literature and the finite element method. The present exact solution can accurately predict not only the out of plane, but also the in-plane modes of FG plate. Finally, the effects of various parameters such as boundary conditions, gradient index and thickness of piezoelectric layers on the natural frequency are investigated.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Solar Energy & Radiation
Received: 2011/09/9 | Accepted: 2011/10/2 | Published: 2011/10/5