Shakedown loading capacity prediction of metal-based nanocomposites

Sina Soleimanian, Min Chen*, Derrick Tate, Shunqi Zhang

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Nano reinforcement of metals cannot escape the attention of designers who seek to improve overall performance of engineering structures from automotive components to biomedical devices. Since many engineering structures are susceptible to variable cyclic load, presenting shakedown design of them is of the present research interest. So that, in the present research the shakedown loading capacity of metal based nanocomposite is estimated through finite element discretization and interior point optimization method. Finally, the results are obtained for plate structures subjected to two independent biaxial loads. A maximum improvement of 71.2% is achieved for shakedown load factor of the structure, which means a remarkable improvement in load bearing capacity of the structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering, MEIE 2019 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 25 May 201927 May 2019

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