Dynamic buckling of rotationally restrained FG porous arches reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets under a uniform step load

Zhicheng Yang, Di Wu, Jie Yang, Siu Kai Lai, Jiangen Lv, Airong Liu, Jiyang Fu

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This paper presents a dynamic buckling analysis for a rotationally restrained functionally graded (FG) graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) reinforced composite (FG-GPLRC) porous arch under a uniform step load where GPL nanofillers are uniformly dispersed while the porosity coefficient varies along the thickness direction of the arch. The effective material properties of the FG-GPLRC porous arch are determined by the volume fraction distribution of materials. Analytical solutions for the symmetric limit point dynamic buckling and anti-symmetric bifurcation dynamic buckling loads of rotationally restrained FG-GPLRC porous arches are derived by using an energy-based approach. Critical geometric parameters that determine the dynamic buckling mode switching behavior are also identified and discussed. Depending on the geometric parameters and the rotational restraint stiffness, the FG-GPLRC porous arch can buckle in either a symmetric limit point mode or an anti-symmetric bifurcation mode dynamically. It is also found that the dynamic buckling load of the arch can be considerably improved by adding a small amount of GPLs as reinforcing nanofillers. The influences of the porosity coefficients, GPL weight fractions, arch dimensions and geometries on the dynamic buckling behavior of rotationally restrained FG-GPLRC porous arches are comprehensively investigated through extensive parametric studies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108103
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021


  • Analytical solutions
  • Bifurcation dynamic buckling
  • Functionally graded porous arch
  • Graphene platelets
  • Limit point dynamic buckling
  • Uniform step loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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