A simple size-dependent isogeometric approach for bending analysis of functionally graded microplates using the modified strain gradient elasticity theory
Keywords:isogeometric analysis, functionally graded microplate, modified strain gradient theory, simple first-order shear deformation theory
In this study, a simple size-dependent isogeometric approach for bending analysis of functionally graded (FG) microplates using the modified strain gradient theory (MSGT), simple first-order shear deformation theory (sFSDT) and isogeometric analysis is presented for the first time. The present approach reduces one variable when comparing with the original first-order shear deformation theory (FSDT) within five variables and only considers three material length scale parameters (MLSPs) to capture size effects. Effective material properties as Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio and density mass are computed by a rule of mixture. Thanks to the principle of virtual work, the essential equations which are solved by the isogeometric analysis method, are derived. Rectangular and circular FG microplates with different boundary conditions, volume fraction and material length scale parameter are exampled to evaluate the deflections of FG microplates.
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