Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Mechanical Eng., Ferdowsi Univ.
Abstract In this study, generalized differential quadrature analysis of elastic/plastic buckling of skew thin plates is presented. The governing equations are derived for the first time based on the incremental and deformation theories of plasticity and classical plate theory (CPT). The elastic/plastic behavior of plates is described by the Ramberg-Osgood model. The ranges of plate geometries are 0.5 £ a/b £ 2.5 and 0.001 £ h/b £ 0.05 under uniaxial uniform compression or biaxial compression/tension. GDQ discretization rules in association with an exact coordinate transformation are simultaneously used to transform and discretize the equilibrium equations and the related boundary conditions. Based on comparison with previously published results, the accuracy of the results is shown. Finally, the effects of aspect, loading and thickness ratios, skew angle, incremental and deformation theories and different types of boundary conditions on the buckling coefficient are presented. Moreover, the effect of skew angle and thickness ratio on the convergence and accuracy of the method are studied. Due to the lack of published solutions for plastic buckling of skew thin plates and the high accuracy of the present approach, the solutions obtained may serve as benchmark values for further studies.