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Modeling and analysis of laminated shape memory alloy composite plates

Mohamed Kassem Abbas
Mostafa Adnan Elshafei
Hany Mohamed Negm
Journal / Anthology

Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Year: 2016
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Page range: 103-142

In the present work, static deformation, dynamic characteristic, and time response of laminated composite plates with surface-bonded shape-memory alloy (SMA) sheets are modeled. A modified higher order shear deformation theory with Ritz method is utilized. The energy balance equations are used to formulate the nonlinear heat transfer governing equations. The time response of the SMA/elastomer plate and the deflection as well as dynamic characteristics before and after activation of the SMA is computed. A Mathematica code is developed to analyze different plate problems. Parametric studies are performed for proposed structure system to demonstrate the effect of thickness ratio, aspect ratio, material properties, thermal expansion coefficient, electric input power, and thickness of SMA sheet on the transverse deflections, natural frequencies, and response time of the SMA layer. The obtained results are compared to the available studies solved by different theories.

*Engineering > Materials and Metallurgical Engineering