This paper presents Best Theory Diagrams (BTDs) constructed from various non-polynomial terms to identify best plate theories for metallic and functionally graded plates. The BTD is a curve that provides the minimum number of unknown variables necessary to obtain a given accuracy or the best accuracy given by a given number of unknown variables. The plate theories that belong to the BTD have been obtained using the Axiomatic/Asymptotic Method (AAM). The different plate theories reported are implemented by using the Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF). Navier-type solutions have been obtained for the case of simply supported plates loaded by a bisinusoidal transverse pressure with different length-to-thickness ratios. The BTDs built from non-polynomial functions are compared with BTDs using Maclaurin expansions. The results suggest that the plate models obtained from the BTD using nonpolynomial terms can improve the accuracy obtained from Maclaurin expansions for a given number of unknown variables of the displacement field.
|Titolo:||An axiomatic/asymptotic evaluation of best theories for isotropic metallic and functionally graded plates employing non-polynomic functions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ast.2017.05.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|