Comparisons of nonlinear vibrations among pure polymer plate and graphene platelet reinforced composite plates under combined transverse and parametric excitations

J. J. Mao, S. K. Lai, W. Zhang, Y. Z. Liu

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Abstract

The comparative researches of the nonlinear vibrations are obtained among the pure polymer plate and three types of graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates under combined the transverse and parametric excitations. All edges of the pure polymer and graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates are simply supported. Both the uniform and functionally graded distribution forms of the graphene platelets are considered. The differential governing equations of motion for the pure polymer and graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates are derived based on the first-order shear deformation plate theory, von Kármán strain displacement relationship and Hamilton principle. The fourth-order Galerkin truncation is employed to discretize the partial differential governing equations of motion to four-degree-of-freedom nonlinear dynamical system. The natural frequencies of the first four vibration modes are examined for the pure polymer and graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates with different geometric characteristics. In order to compare the nonlinear vibrations of the prestressed pure polymer and prestressed graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates subjected to the transverse point excitation and in-plane uniaxial/biaxial excitations, the time histories, phase portraits and Poincare maps are presented. Some validated results are conducted to present the accuracy of the present approach. The effects of the distribution forms and weight fractions of the graphene platelets on the nonlinear vibrations for the graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plates are investigated in detail. The research results demonstrate that the nonlinear vibration behaviors of the prestressed pure polymer plate under the complex excitations can be remarkably stabilized by the reinforcement of the graphene platelets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113767
JournalComposite Structures
Volume265
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Chaotic vibrations
  • Four-degree-of-freedom nonlinear dynamical system
  • Graphene platelet reinforced polymer composite plate
  • Nonlinear vibrations
  • Transverse and in-plane excitations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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