Nonlinear analysis of stability for imperfect eccentrically stiffened FGM plates under mechanical and thermal loads based on FSDT. Part 2: Numerical results and discussions
Keywords:Stiffened plates, nonlinear analysis, functionally graded material (FGM), thermal environment, elastic foundation, analytical approach
Based on the first-order shear deformation plate theory (FSDT), the smeared stiffeners technique and Galerkin method, the analytical expressions to determine the static critical buckling load and analyze the post-buckling load-deflection curves of FGM plates reinforced by FGM stiffeners resting on elastic foundations and subjected to in-plane compressive loads or thermal loads are established in part 1. In this part, we will use them to study the effects of temperature, stiffener, volume fraction index, geometrical parameters, elastic foundations on the buckling and post-buckling behavior of plates. In addition, the results in comparisons between the classical plate theory (CPT) and the first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) also are carried out and shown that the buckling and post-buckling behavior of more thick plate should be studied by FSDT.