American Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Volume 7, 2019 - Issue 2
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Fatemeh Farhatnia^{ }, Reza Saadat, Soheil Oveissi

Received January 11, 2019; Revised February 25, 2019; Accepted April 18, 2019

This paper illustrates the effectiveness of two functionally graded (FG) layers on a homogenous circular plate for bending analysis. The classical plate theory (CPT) serves as the basis of the analysis. Differential quadrature method (DQM) as semi-analytical method is employed to solve the governing equations. The material properties is varied to obey power-law in terms of the plate thickness direction. The plate is subjected to uniform transverse loading and resting on Winkler elastic foundation. In this study, the effect of the different profile of the plate thickness, elastic foundation coefficient, the volume fraction FG index, and effect of the boundary conditions, namely, simply supported and clamped edge on static response are demonstrated. The results are compared with finite element method and published literature that observed to be in accordance with each other.

In the modern industrial societies, materials play an essential role; for instance, advanced composite materials offer numerous superior properties to metallic materials, such as high specific strength and high specific stiffness that its consequence is the extensive use of laminated composite materials. Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) are advanced engineered materials whereby material composition and properties vary spatially in macroscopic length scales that are fabricated by the specialized manufacturing process ^{ 1}. FGMs possess a continuous variation of material properties in one or more directions and are typically made from a mixture of ceramics and metals with the variation of the volume fraction according to a power law through thickness ^{ 2, 3}. Nowadays, FGMs are alternative materials widely used in aerospace, civil and automotive engineering, as well as biomechanical applications. Furthermore, sandwich structures have wide applications in many industries such as aerospace and also widely in aircraft, space vehicles, ships, bridges, nuclear and solar plants. In general, the sandwich structures of functionally graded materials are composed of two FG layers, which are not necessarily similar to each other. The main characteristic of this kind of materials, which makes them discern from the conventional materials is resistant to environment high temperature. Nevertheless, a sudden change of mechanical properties of materials between the layers gives rise to an out-plane tension ^{ 4}. In order to overcome interface problems between faces and core as apparent in conventional sandwich structures, FG sandwich plates have recently been used. Consequently, the mechanical behaviors of this kind of plates have been examined by some authors with analytical and numerical approaches ^{ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12}. Praveen and Reddy ^{ 13} investigated the static and dynamic response of functionally graded ceramic–metal plates in the thermal environment, using finite element method that accounts for the transverse shear strains, rotary inertia and moderately large rotations based on the Von-Karman nonlinearity. Houari et al. ^{ 14} investigated thermoelastic bending of the functionally graded sandwich plate using the theory, in which the transverse displacement is divided into bending, shear and thickness stretching parts. Huanga et al ^{ 15} revealed that in the classical analysis of bending of a circular plate with simply supported edges when subjected to transverse loading, the effect of the radial component of the reaction force is often neglected. They analyzed the effect of the radial component of the reaction force on the bending of thin circular plates using the Kirchhoff plate theory. Chen and Fang ^{ 16} analyzed the deformation and stability of a circular plate under its own weight, supported by a flexible concentric ring, and found out a stable non-axisymmetric warping of a heavy circular plate.

Also, Influence of elastic foundation on mechanical behavior of FG plates is found as a subject of interest by some researchers. Alipour et al. ^{ 17} examined the free vibration of functionally graded circular sandwich plate on Winkler elastic foundation based on the zigzag theory. Mantari et al. ^{ 18} studied the buckling, bending and free vibration analysis of different layer thickness ratios functionally graded sandwich plates using a new optimized hyperbolic displacement under Carrera’s Unified formulation. Carrera et al. ^{ 19} proposed a new plate finite element for the analysis of composite and sandwich plates using the node-variable plate theory assumptions. The exact solution of the stability analysis of the circular plates with foundation and elastic restrained edge against translation and rotation is reported by et al. ^{ 20}. Farhatnia et al. ^{ 21} investigated on thermal buckling behavior of circular FG orthotropic plate resting on Pasternak elastic foundation via differential transform method (DTM).

Nowadays, the influence of variable thickness on dynamic and static response of FG structures has been received the attention by some researchers. This is due to the application in the design and construction of machinery parts. Exact vibration analysis of an FGM annular plate of variable thickness is performed using the first-order shear deformation plate theory using the exact element method by Efraim and Eisenberger ^{ 22}. Naei et al. ^{ 23} studied the buckling analysis of radially-loaded FGM circular plates with variable thickness using energy method based on Love–Kirchhoff hypothesis and Sander’s non-linear strain–displacement relation for thin plates. Xiang and Yang ^{ 24} presented the free and forced vibration of a laminated functionally graded Timoshenko beam of variable thickness, which consists of a homogeneous substrate and two inhomogeneous functionally graded layers. They employed differential quadrature method by using of Lagrange interpolation polynomials as a numerical solution tool to solve the governing differential equations. Xu and Zhou ^{ 25} investigated the stress and displacement distributions of continuously varying thickness functionally graded rectangular plates with simply supported at four edges via the finite element method. Farhatnia and Golshah ^{ 26} investigated on buckling of orthotropic circular and annular plates of continuously variable thickness via optimized Ritz method. Vivio and Vullo ^{ 27} studied axisymmetric bending of circular plates with variable thickness, subjected to symmetrical loading. They proposed a new analytical method to determine elastic stresses and deformations on the basis of the two independent integrals of the hypergeometric differential equation.

The present work is the first attempt to study the bending behavior of the three-layer FGM sandwich circular plate of varying thickness resting on the Winkler elastic foundation under uniform distributed transverse loading. The plate is composed of two heterogeneous isotropic materials (FG) at the upper and lower layers, whereas the core is homogenous. The Young modulus of the two FG layers are considered to be varying according to a power-law distribution in terms of the volume fraction of the constituent. The governing equation is solved using the differential quadrature method as semi-analytical approach. The numerical results of three-layer FGM sandwich circular plate with simply supported and clamped boundary conditions are obtained with the computer programming using MAPLE and MATLAB, as well as the simulating in ABAQUS software for comparison of the results.

Consider a three-layered circular sandwich plate of radius a, including a homogenous core with variable thickness and two non-homogenous isotropic layers with uniform thickness, which its properties are varied along the thickness direction, continuously and smoothly. As demonstrated in Figure 1, the plate is under a uniform distributed loading *p* and is embedded on a Winkler elastic medium with elastic coefficient *k*_{w}. Let the plate be referred to a cylindrical polar coordinate system (*r θ, z*). z=0 being the middle plane of the plate. The top and bottom surfaces are z =-h/2 and z=h/2, respectively.

**Figure 1.**The three-layered circular sandwich plate with variable thickness resting on Winkler elastic foundation

The classical plate theory based on Kirchhoff hypothesis is employed to derive the governing equation of bending with assumption of non-uniformity of thickness. This equation is derived based on the neutral plane, which is not coincident on the mid-plane for the non-homogenous material. These equations are derived based on the neutral plane, which is not coincident on the mid-plane for the non-homogenous material. In the classical theory of plates, the displacement field in polar coordinate is defined as follows ^{ 28}:

(1) |

where *u*, *v*, and *w* are the displacements of the plate in the plane *z*=0. Using Eq. (1), one obtains the following strain-displacement as:

(2) |

where ε_{r}, ε_{θ} and ε_{rθ} are the radial, tangential and shear strains, respectively. Herein, Due to symmetry, tangential displacement and the differentiation with respect to circumferential direction equals to zero, ∂/∂θ=0. Moreover, in the plane-stress condition, the stress relations for FG circular plate, are as follows ^{ 29}:

(3a) |

(3b) |

where * ν* is Poisson’s ratio, σ

(4) |

where *E*_{m}, *E*_{c} and *E*_{core} are the elasticity modulus of the metal, ceramic and core, respectively, and *g* is the volume fraction exponent. In addition, the flexural rigidity of three-layered sandwich plate is determined, as:

(5) |

Therefore, neglecting the in-plane stress resultants, the stress couples are obtained as follows ^{ 28}:

(6a) |

(6b) |

(6c) |

The governing equations for the static response analysis of sandwich thin circular plate can be obtained by using the principle of Hamilton, which states ^{ 30}:

(7) |

where δ stands for variation operator, is the plate total potential energy, and *U*_{b}*, U*_{ef}*,** **V*_{q}_{ }represent the bending strain energy of the plate, the elastic foundation energy, and in this study the potential of external work done by transverse uniform loading on the plate, respectively.

(8a) |

(8b) |

(8c) |

Where *k*_{w} denotes coefficient of Winkler elastic foundation, that is the most commonly used mechanical model for the elastic foundation. Winkler elastic foundation is simulated using of a set of linear elastic springs which work independently. In addition, it was known as one-parameter model ^{ 31}. Upon substituting stress relation (3) and strain relation (2) in form of symmetric condition into (8a) and by neglecting influence of shear deformation, carrying out some mathematical simplification, the governing equation polar coordinates, is obtained as:

(9) |

As mentioned before, the plate thickness is non-uniform along the radial direction that its profile can be defined as follows:

(10) |

in which *h*_{0} dnotes the reference thickness, *n* and *γ* are the geometrical parameters, and is the circular plate radius. Variations of thickness profile are sketched in Figure 2 (a-c).

As shown, the thickness is constant for *γ=0*, and it is changed linearly, if *n=1*. The plate concavity is increased by increasing the value of *n*. It may be noted that this variations are decreased for *n>5*. The thickness profile concavity gets upward for* γ>0*, whereas gets downward for *γ<0*. Herein, values of *n* are 1, 3 and 5 are considered.

Always, Finding the exact solution for governing equations of engineering problems are not feasible; therefore with increasing the capability of personal computers, a variety of numerical methods, i.e. finite element method, boundary element method and finite differences method are available for engineering aims ^{ 32}. DQM is a numerical approach for solving partial, linear and non-linear differential equations. In order to solve numerically the governing equation of the circular plate, the differential quadratic method (DQM) is utilized. To this end, the plate is discretized as Figure 3. As shown in this figure, the mesh includes *n* nodes in its radius direction and *p* nodes on the circumference of circle. Using partial differentiate of n^{th} order and m^{th} order of *f**(r,t)* respectively to *R* and *T*, the following relations are yielded ^{ 33}:

(11) |

in which and are the weighting coefficients of n-th and m-th order partial derivatives of *f(r,t)*, respectively. The weighting coefficients are defined as follows:

(12) |

where and

Furthermore, to achieve reasonably convergence and to yield better accuracy, unequally space grid points are chosen. For this reason, Chebyshev distribution technique can be employed ^{ 30}:

(13) |

To discretize the governing equation by using the relations (10), the DQM is applied as follows:

(14) |

The matrix is achieved for Chebyshev distribution points utilizing the Maple 8.0 software. Herein, for brevity purpose, only the discretized form of an equilibrium equation and a boundary condition are presented. Afterwards, in order to solve the governing equation, relation (12) is substituted into Eq. (7), as follow:

(15) |

Furthermore, as the same way, the radial and tangential stresses at any arbitrary grid point, Eq. (3), are written as:

(16a) |

(16b) |

Two boundary conditions are considered in the present paper, namely, clamped and simply-supported edges:

- Clamped edge:

(17) |

- Simply-supported edge:

(18) |

-Regularity condition:

For a solid circular plate, the regularity condition is required to confirm that the solution is avoided form singularity, is defined as:

(19) |

To analyze the thin plate, employing differential quadrature method (DQM) arises some difficulty. This is due to existence of two boundary conditions for each grid point, whereas only one differential equation is governed ^{ 34}. Bert ^{ 35} considered δ-point technique is an adequate way for overcome this inconvenience and it is quite successfully when applying for the double boundary conditions of beam and plate problems. In this technique, one boundary condition is written for boundary grid points and the other condition is imposed on the δ-point. The discretized form of supporting conditions including regularity conditions and boundary conditions are given as:

Clamped edge:

(20) |

Simply supported edge:

(21) |

Regularity condition at center of the plate:

(22) |

In order to achieve the solution, the discretized forms of boundary and regularity conditions and governing equation should be solved simultaneously. The assembly of Equation (15) through Equation (22) yields the followings set of equations in form of matrix:

(23) |

where, S_{dd}, S_{bb} and S_{bd} are of orders (N-3)×(N-3), (3×3) and 3×(N-3), respectively. The system of linear equations (23), the domain and boundary grid points are separated and represented in vector forms, they are denoted as {d} and {b}, respectively. By matrix sub-structuring of Equation (23), we have the following two equations:

(24) |

From the first part of Equation (24), we obtain:

(25) |

Back-substituting Equation (25) into the second part of Equation (24), we get:

(26) |

By solving the linear set of equation, By taking into account the imposed supporting conditions, coding in MAPLE 8.0 software for solving governing equation in order to derive the stiffness matrix and using MATLAB 6.1 programming to solve the repetitive steps for obtaining the displacement in grid points, the numerical results are obtained in the next section.

Several examples are performed concerning bending response of FG sandwich plates with homogenous core resting on elastic foundation. The mechanical and geometrical properties utilized in this study are given in Table 1.

In addition, the core of plate is considered as a homogeneous material. In this section, Non-dimensionalized deflection and stresses given here are presented according to the following:

In order to validate the accuracy of the results, in Table 2, the present results are compared with those available in Abbasi et al. ^{ 36} in a homogeneous plate with *γ=0* (i.e. the plate thickness is constant) and various values of the Winkler modulus. In this study, in order to achieve the convergence with acceptable accuracy, N=12 and N=18 (number of grid points) are sufficient for the clamped and simply-supported plates respectively. In both cases of boundary conditions, δ=10^{-4}. In order to validate the DQM analysis, the finite element simulation of sandwich plate with two FG coatings is carried out using ABAQUS 6.13 software and represented in Table 3 and Table 4. For modeling in ABAQUS, the plate is meshed using Defomable 3D Solid element and consists of 27448 elements. FG layers is divided into 10 equal sub-layers along the thickness direction. The material properties of each sub-layer are calculated according to power law functions given in Eq. (1). It may be noted, c and s represent the clamped and simply supported edges, respectively. The results are compared with FEM for the case of *γ=0*, *k*_{w}*=0* and variation of *g* in Table 3, which indicate magnitudes of the displacement of FGM circular plate center. In addition, for different values of* γ* and *k*_{w}*=0*, the Table 4 lists the magnitude of deflection for circular homogeneous plate with non-uniform thickness and compared with those obtained by ABAQUS simulation.

For the lower stiffness of the plate based on FEM results, the quantities of deflection gets more than those obtained by DQM method with the relative error of less than 0.02. This relative discrepancy is justified by three-dimensional solving in ABAQUS. The comparison of radial and tangential stress between present approach and FEM are carried out and represented in Table 5 and Table 6.

In this subsection, the effects of various parameters such as *n* and *γ* (thickness characteristics), *k*_{w} and *g* are examined on the deflection of three-layer FGM circular sandwich plate for both simply supported and clamped edge conditions. The results for the various values of these parameters are given in Table 7, Table 8 and Table 9, respectively for *n=1*, *3*, and *5*, respectively.

In Figure 4, for n=3, kw=1, and g=1, the variation of the dimensionless deflection of a three-layer FGM circular sandwich plate under the uniform distributed loading is sketched for two boundary conditions, namely, simply supported and clamped edges. Figure 4 reveals, for a constant value of n, the deflection is decreased by increasing γ. Moreover, the deflection would decrease when upgrading the restraint on the rotation at the edges. Figure 5 and Figure 6 demonstrate the deflection of plates under uniform distributed loading is strongly influenced by the elastic medium. So that, by increasing the stiffness of Winkler foundation in the range of zero to 20, the maximum deflection of the plate is decreased, prominently. Moreover, as illustrated in Figure 6, for the larger values of the volume fraction, g, leads to an increase in deflection, due to the reason that increasing g causes to decrease the plate flexural rigidity and consequently, the deformation of the plate is increased.

**Figure 4.**Variations of the dimensionless deflection of FGM circular sandwich plate versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a) simply supported end (b) clamped end,*n=3*,*k*_{w}*=1*,*g=1*

**Figure 5.**Variations of the dimensionless deflection of FGM circular sandwich plate versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a) simply supported end(b) clamped end;*n*=3,*γ*=0.3,*g*=1

**Figure 6.**Variations of the dimensionless deflection of FGM circular sandwich plate versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a) simply supported edge (b) clamped edge;*n=3*,*γ=0.3*,*k*_{w}*=1*

In this subsection, the influence of the thickness characteristics *n*, *γ* and *g* on the variation of the radial and circumferential stresses of the three-layer FGM circular sandwich plate is considered along the radius and thickness.

**Figure 7.**Variations of the dimensionless tangential stress of FGM circular sandwich plate with non-uniform thickness versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a) simply supported edge (b) clamped edge;*n=3*,*g=1*,*k*_{w}*=0*

Figure 7 and Figure 8 illustrate variation of the stresses in the case of kw=0, γ =0.3, and n=3. From Figure 7 and Figure 8, it is observed that tangential and radial stresses are decreased by increasing the γ value. Moreover, for all cases, the magnitude of dimensionless stresses would decline by moving towards the periphery of the plate. In Figure 8(a), the amount of the radial stresses reaches to zero. In addition, Figure 7(b) and Figure 8(b) indicate that both tangential and radial stresses are reduced with an increase in non-dimensional radius and the value of γ, in such a way that the tangential and radial stresses are shifted at dimensionless radius value equal to 0.9 and 0.8, respectively. By increasing value of γ, the decreasing rate of aforementioned stresses is more pronounced for the clamped plate. The Figure 9(a) and Figure 10(a) show that the increasing intensity is more for the smaller value of n. Furthermore, the stress values are reduced by increasing the dimensionless circular plate radius, so that for the clamped edge, tangential and radial stresses get equal to zero within a dimensionless radius of 0.8 and 0.6, respectively; afterwards, the sign is changed.

**Figure 8.**Variations of the dimensionless radial stress of FGM circular sandwich plate with non-uniform thickness versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a) simply supported edge (b) clamped edge;*n=3*,*g=1*,*k*_{w}*=0*

**Figure 9.**Variations of the dimensionless (a) radial and (b) tangential stress of FGM circular sandwich clamped plate with non-uniform thickness versus the dimensionless circular plate radius for: (a);*γ=0.3*,*g=1*, and*k*_{w}*=0*

**Figure 10.**Variation of the dimensionless radial stress of FGM circular sandwich plate across the thickness for center of plate for: (a) simply supported edge (b) clamped edge,*n=3*,*g=1*,*k*_{w}*=0*

In Figure 10, the variation of the tangential and radial stresses are plotted with respect to the thickness for both simply supported and clamped edges. As observed for the higher ratio of the absolute magnitude of stress is augmented. In addition, for a constant the radial stress increases for higher value of *γ*.

In this study, static analysis of three-layer functionally graded circular sandwich plates with different profiles of variable thickness, resting on Winkler elastic foundation and under uniformly distributed loads was investigated using differential quadrature method (DQM). The accuracy of the present work has been demonstrated for analysis of the simply supported and clamped plate under various parameters such as variation of the plate thickness, elastic medium coefficient, and volume fraction exponent. Some numerical examples were provided. The obtained results for the multilayer FGM circular sandwich plate using the proposed method are in accordance with FE simulations and the published works. As observed, a close agreement of the results with those available in the literatures and FE method, are achieved. A summary of the main conclusions are as follows:

Ÿ By varying the geometrical parameters of thickness profile, the amount of plate deflection is decreased for the greater value of n. In fact, when the thickness profile is linear form, the least amount of deflection occurs.

Ÿ By varying the geometrical parameters of thickness, the amount of plate displacement gets less than for the greater value of γ. In fact, when the case in which the plate profile convert to form of convex, the displacement decreases.

Ÿ By changing the FG power index of the upper and lower layers of the sandwich plate to the ceramic material, it is observed that the plate displacement is considerably reduced.

Ÿ The highest value of deflection in all cases and both supports conditions occurs in the center of the plate for foundationless condition. This point gets far from center when coefficient of elastic foundation increases. In addition, the amount of displacement in the center of simply supported plate is always more than clamped one.

Ÿ The material properties gradient influences significantly on the stress distribution across the thickness and radius as well as on the bending response of functionally graded plates under uniform loading. The flexural rigidity is decreased by increasing the volume fraction and gives rise to increase the deflection of the plate. Hence, increasing the volume fraction of FG, causes to increase the amount of the radial and circumferential stresses.

Ÿ According to the obtained results, the deflection of the plate is decreased nonlinearly by increasing the stiffness of the elastic foundation; on the other hand, by increasing the stiffness of the elastic foundation, the effect of the uniform load on the deflection is reduced. Consequently, the magnitude of the deflection and stresses can be controlled by variation of the elastic foundation stiffness and the FG power index. Moreover, it can be concluded that the plate bending is more effectively decreased by increasing the volume fraction index of the FGM circular plate on the elastic medium. The present results can be used as a benchmark to assess the validity of the results of future research in this field.

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Fatemeh Farhatnia, Reza Saadat, Soheil Oveissi. Functionally Graded Sandwich Circular Plate of Non-Uniform Varying Thickness with Homogenous Core Resting on Elastic Foundation: Investigation on Bending via Differential Quadrature Method. *American Journal of Mechanical Engineering*. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp 68-78. http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajme/7/2/3

Farhatnia, Fatemeh, Reza Saadat, and Soheil Oveissi. "Functionally Graded Sandwich Circular Plate of Non-Uniform Varying Thickness with Homogenous Core Resting on Elastic Foundation: Investigation on Bending via Differential Quadrature Method." *American Journal of Mechanical Engineering* 7.2 (2019): 68-78.

Farhatnia, F. , Saadat, R. , & Oveissi, S. (2019). Functionally Graded Sandwich Circular Plate of Non-Uniform Varying Thickness with Homogenous Core Resting on Elastic Foundation: Investigation on Bending via Differential Quadrature Method. *American Journal of Mechanical Engineering*, *7*(2), 68-78.

Farhatnia, Fatemeh, Reza Saadat, and Soheil Oveissi. "Functionally Graded Sandwich Circular Plate of Non-Uniform Varying Thickness with Homogenous Core Resting on Elastic Foundation: Investigation on Bending via Differential Quadrature Method." *American Journal of Mechanical Engineering* 7, no. 2 (2019): 68-78.

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