Vibration Bandgap Analysis of Periodic Composite Microplates using Isogeometric Approach
Keywords:band gaps, isogeometric analysis, microstructure effect, modified couple stress theory, Mindlin plate
For periodic composite microplates, the microstructure dependent effect has great influence on the elastic wave vibration band gaps. In this paper, an effective isogeometric analysis method based on the modified couple stress theory (MCST) is proposed to calculate the vibration band gaps in periodic composite microplates. The MCST is employed to capture the microstructure effect of vibration band gaps in periodic composite microplates. The high order continuity requirement of MCST can be easily satisfied by applying the NURBS based isogeometric analysis approach. The elasto-dynamics and discrete equations of isogeometric analysis are obtained under the Mindlin kinematics assumptions. The present approach is validated by comparison with the analytical solution. And the influence of microstructure effect, volume fraction and unit cell length on the band gaps are investigated in details.