Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

47, 2, pp. 421-433, Warsaw 2009

Dynamic stability of a metal foam circular plate

Ewa Magnucka-Blandzi
The study is devoted to a radial compressed metal foam circular plate. Properties of the plate vary across its thickness. The middle plane of the plate is its symmetry plane. First of all, a displacement field of any cross-section of the plate was defined. Afterwards, the components of strain and stress states were found. The Hamilton principle allowed one to formulate a system of differential equations of dynamic stability of the plate. This basic system of equations was approximately solved. The forms of unknown functions were assumed and the system of equations was reduced to a single ordinary differential equation of motion. The equation was then numerically processed that allowed one to determine critical loads for a family of metal foam plates. The results of studies are shown in figures. They show the effect of porosity of the plate on the critical loads. The results obtained for porous plates were compared to homogeneous circular plates.
Keywords: circular plate; dynamic stability; porous-cellular metal