Buckling analysis of sandwich plates with FGM face sheets resting on elastic foundation with various boundary conditions: an analytical approach
 Hessameddin Yaghoobi,
 Pooria Yaghoobi
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This paper presents an analytical investigation on the buckling analysis of symmetric sandwich plates with functionally graded material (FGM) face sheets resting on an elastic foundation based on the firstorder shear deformation plate theory (FSDT) and subjected to mechanical, thermal and thermomechanical loads. The material properties of FGM face sheets are assumed to be graded in the thickness direction according to a simple power law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of the constituents. The core layer is still homogeneous and made of an isotropic material. An analytical approach is used to reduce the governing equations of stability and then solved using an analytical solution which is named as power series Frobenius method for symmetric sandwich plates with six different boundary conditions. A detailed numerical study is carried out to examine the influence of the plate aspect ratio, sidetothickness ratio, loading type, sandwich plate type, volume fraction index, elastic foundation coefficients and boundary conditions on the buckling response of FGM sandwich plates. This has not been done before and serves to fill the gap of knowledge in this area.
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 Title
 Buckling analysis of sandwich plates with FGM face sheets resting on elastic foundation with various boundary conditions: an analytical approach
 Journal

Meccanica
Volume 48, Issue 8 , pp 20192035
 Cover Date
 20131001
 DOI
 10.1007/s1101201397200
 Print ISSN
 00256455
 Online ISSN
 15729648
 Publisher
 Springer Netherlands
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 Buckling analysis
 Sandwich plate
 Functionally graded material
 Elastic foundation
 Various boundary conditions
 Analytical approach
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 Hessameddin Yaghoobi ^{(1)}
 Pooria Yaghoobi ^{(2)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Young Researchers and Elite Club, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
 2. School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran