Mechanically Induced Buckling Analysis of CNT Reinforced Laminated Composite Plate
In the composite analysis it is necessary to study the fiber volume fraction effect as a performance parameter. New numerical results are generated for rectangular laminated plates uniformly loaded along X & Y direction which serve to quantify the effects of length to thickness ratio, number of layers, material anisotropy and fiber orientation. Buckling analysis of laminated plate is studied with and without single (CNT) by mindline plate theory. Out of plane shear plane deformation avoided just for simplicity of the analytical solution. Initially for the selected material properties of glass epoxy, the different volume fraction has been found. Various volume fraction selected as an input of the MATLAB code, and normalized buckling load was found out. The buckling load was simulated.
Keywords - Laminate, Composite, CNT, Buckling.