On the solution of nonlinear vibration of truncated conical shells covered by functionally graded coatings

Najafov A. M. , Sofiyev A. H. , Kuruoglu N.

ACTA MECHANICA, vol.225, no.2, pp.563-580, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 225 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00707-013-0980-5
  • Journal Name: ACTA MECHANICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-580


This paper deals with the linear and nonlinear vibrations of a truncated conical shell; both internal and external surfaces are covered by functionally graded coatings (FGCs). The theoretical formulation is based on the von Karman-Donnell-type nonlinear kinematics. The material properties of FGCs are assumed to be graded in the thickness direction according to a simple power-law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of the constituents. The fundamental relations, the modified Donnell-type nonlinear motion, and compatibility equations of the truncated conical shell with FGCs are derived. The basic equations are reduced to the ordinary differential equation depending on time with geometric nonlinearity using the Superposition and Galerkin methods. By applying the homotopy perturbation method to the foregoing equation, the relation between nonlinear frequency parameters with the dimensionless amplitude of a truncated conical shell with FGCs is obtained. Parametric studies are performed to illustrate the effect of different values of thickness and material composition of the FGCs on the frequency-amplitude relationships. The validity of the present solution is demonstrated by comparison with solutions available in the literature.