An analytical study of the nonlinear thermo-mechanical behaviour of thin isotropic rectangular plates

P. Khazaeinejad, Asif Sohail Usmani, O. Laghrouche

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A simple mathematical approach is developed to model the nonlinear behaviour of thin isotropic rectangular plates in response to large thermoelastic deformations. A set of nonlinear equations are solved simultaneously to determine the plate responses to a thickness-dependent temperature field and/or a transverse mechanical loading. The plate is assumed to be unrestrained or restrained against lateral translation (in the plane of the plate) at all boundaries and free to rotate about the axes coincident with each boundary. It is shown that even without involving complex terms in the governing equations, the performance of the proposed method is very good. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Structures
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Immovable edge
  • Laterally unrestrained condition
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Plate
  • Thermo-mechanical loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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