Several beam and plate models have been recently developed in the literature to accommodate for size-dependence. These are usually obtained starting from a generalized continuum theory (such as the couple-stress, strain-gradient or non-local theory or their modifications) and then deducing the governing equations through Hamilton's principle and ingenuous kinematical assumptions. This approach, originated by Kirchhoff, usually fails to reproduce the dispersion features of the equivalent 3D theory. Besides, it produces a variety of models, in dependence of the different assumptions, such as Kirchhoff's or Mindlin's. In contrast, in this paper we adopt asymptotic reduction: moving from the couple-stress linear theory of elasticity with micro-inertia, we deduce new models for elongation and flexural deformation of microstructured plates. The resulting models are consistent, in the sense that they reproduce the dispersion features of the corresponding 3D body. Also, models are unique, for they may only differ by the order of the approximation. We find that microstructure especially affects inertia terms, which can be hardly captured by a-priori kinematical assumptions. For static flexural deformations, our results match those already obtained assuming plane cross-sections within the modified couple-stress theory. In fact, we show that couple-stress, reduced couple-stress and strain gradient theories all lead to equivalent results. Higher order models are also given, that describe the near first-cut-off behaviour and account for thickness deformations in the spirit of Timoshenko.

Asymptotically consistent size-dependent plate models based on the couple-stress theory with micro-inertia / Nobili, A.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS. A, SOLIDS. - ISSN 0997-7538. - 89:(2021), p. 104316. [10.1016/j.euromechsol.2021.104316]

Asymptotically consistent size-dependent plate models based on the couple-stress theory with micro-inertia

Nobili A.
2021

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Several beam and plate models have been recently developed in the literature to accommodate for size-dependence. These are usually obtained starting from a generalized continuum theory (such as the couple-stress, strain-gradient or non-local theory or their modifications) and then deducing the governing equations through Hamilton's principle and ingenuous kinematical assumptions. This approach, originated by Kirchhoff, usually fails to reproduce the dispersion features of the equivalent 3D theory. Besides, it produces a variety of models, in dependence of the different assumptions, such as Kirchhoff's or Mindlin's. In contrast, in this paper we adopt asymptotic reduction: moving from the couple-stress linear theory of elasticity with micro-inertia, we deduce new models for elongation and flexural deformation of microstructured plates. The resulting models are consistent, in the sense that they reproduce the dispersion features of the corresponding 3D body. Also, models are unique, for they may only differ by the order of the approximation. We find that microstructure especially affects inertia terms, which can be hardly captured by a-priori kinematical assumptions. For static flexural deformations, our results match those already obtained assuming plane cross-sections within the modified couple-stress theory. In fact, we show that couple-stress, reduced couple-stress and strain gradient theories all lead to equivalent results. Higher order models are also given, that describe the near first-cut-off behaviour and account for thickness deformations in the spirit of Timoshenko.
2021
89
104316
Nobili, A.
Asymptotically consistent size-dependent plate models based on the couple-stress theory with micro-inertia / Nobili, A.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS. A, SOLIDS. - ISSN 0997-7538. - 89:(2021), p. 104316. [10.1016/j.euromechsol.2021.104316]
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