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Thuc P. Vo

Bio: Thuc P. Vo is an academic researcher from La Trobe University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Buckling & Finite element method. The author has an hindex of 38, co-authored 108 publications receiving 4450 citations. Previous affiliations of Thuc P. Vo include Duy Tan University & Universities UK.


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TL;DR: In this article, various higher-order shear deformation beam theories for bending and free vibration of functionally graded beams are developed, which have strong similarities with Euler-Bernoulli beam theory in some aspects such as equations of motion, boundary conditions and stress resultant expressions.

328 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comprehensive review on the development of higher-order continuum models for capturing size effects in small-scale structures is presented, mainly focusing on the size-dependent beam, plate and shell models developed based on the nonlocal elasticity theory, modified couple stress theory and strain gradient theory.

275 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a new sinusoidal shear deformation theory is developed for bending, buckling, and vibration of functionally graded plates, and the closed-form solutions of simply supported plates are obtained.

212 citations

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TL;DR: The NURBS-based isogeometric analysis is integrated to exactly describe the geometry and approximately calculate the unknown fields with higher-order derivative and continuity requirements and is successfully applied to study the static bending, free vibration and buckling responses of rectangular and circular functionally graded microplates.

205 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a new first-order shear deformation theory is presented for functionally graded sandwich plates composed of functionally graded face sheets and an isotropic homogeneous core, which reduces the number of unknowns and governing equations of the present theory.
Abstract: In this paper, a new first-order shear deformation theory is presented for functionally graded sandwich plates composed of functionally graded face sheets and an isotropic homogeneous core. By making a further assumption to the existing first-order shear deformation theory, the number of unknowns and governing equations of the present theory is reduced, thereby making it simple to use. In addition, the use of shear correction factor is no longer necessary in the present theory since the transverse shear stresses are directly computed from the transverse shear forces by using equilibrium equations. Equations of motion are derived from Hamilton's principle. Analytical solutions for bending, buckling and free vibration analysis of rectangular plates under various boundary conditions are presented. Verification studies show that the present first-order shear deformation theory is not only more accurate than the conventional one, but also comparable with higher-order shear deformation theories which have a greater number of unknowns.

203 citations


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TL;DR: The use of graphene as reinforcement for structural materials is motivated by their exceptional mechanical/functional properties and their unique physical/chemical characteristics as discussed by the authors. But this review focuses on MMCs and CMCs because of their technological importance for structural applications and the unique challenges associated with developing high-temperature composites with nanoparticle reinforcements.
Abstract: This review critically examines the current state of graphene reinforced metal (GNP-MMC) and ceramic matrix composites (GNP-CMC) The use of graphene as reinforcement for structural materials is motivated by their exceptional mechanical/functional properties and their unique physical/chemical characteristics This review focuses on MMCs and CMCs because of their technological importance for structural applications and the unique challenges associated with developing high-temperature composites with nanoparticle reinforcements The review discusses processing techniques, effects of graphene on the mechanical behaviour of GNP-MMCs and GNP-CMCs, including early studies on the tribological performance of graphene-reinforced composites, where graphene has shown signs of serving as a protective and lubricious phase Additionally, the unique functional properties endowed by graphene to GNP-MMCs and GNP-CMCs, such as enhanced thermal/electrical conductivity, improved oxidation resistance, and excellent bi

456 citations

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TL;DR: A comprehensive review is carried out on the use of metal- and carbon-based nanomaterials incorporated into polymers or hydrogels for the manufacturing of 3D structures, mostly at the microscale, using different 3D-printing techniques.
Abstract: The integration of nanotechnology into three-dimensional printing (3DP) offers huge potential and opportunities for the manufacturing of 3D engineered materials exhibiting optimized properties and multifunctionality. The literature relating to different 3DP techniques used to fabricate 3D structures at the macro- and microscale made of nanocomposite materials is reviewed here. The current state-of-the-art fabrication methods, their main characteristics (e.g., resolutions, advantages, limitations), the process parameters, and materials requirements are discussed. A comprehensive review is carried out on the use of metal- and carbon-based nanomaterials incorporated into polymers or hydrogels for the manufacturing of 3D structures, mostly at the microscale, using different 3D-printing techniques. Several methods, including but not limited to micro-stereolithography, extrusion-based direct-write technologies, inkjet-printing techniques, and popular powder-bed technology, are discussed. Various examples of 3D nanocomposite macro- and microstructures manufactured using different 3D-printing technologies for a wide range of domains such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), lab-on-a-chip, microfluidics, engineered materials and composites, microelectronics, tissue engineering, and biosystems are reviewed. Parallel advances on materials and techniques are still required in order to employ the full potential of 3D printing of multifunctional nanocomposites.

451 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a non-classical microbeam model incorporating the material length scale parameter was proposed to capture the size effect of the FG microbeams and the governing equations and the related boundary conditions were derived using Hamilton's principle.

424 citations

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TL;DR: A review of modern trends in theoretical developments, novel designs and modern applications of sandwich structures can be found in this paper, where the most recent literature published at the time of writing this review is considered, older sources are listed only on as-needed basis.
Abstract: The review outlines modern trends in theoretical developments, novel designs and modern applications of sandwich structures. The most recent work published at the time of writing of this review is considered, older sources are listed only on as-needed basis. The review begins with the discussion on the analytical models and methods of analysis of sandwich structures as well as representative problems utilizing or comparing these models. Novel designs of sandwich structures is further elucidated concentrating on miscellaneous cores, introduction of nanotubes and smart materials in the elements of a sandwich structure as well as using functionally graded designs. Examples of problems experienced by developers and designers of sandwich structures, including typical damage, response under miscellaneous loads, environmental effects and fire are considered. Sample applications of sandwich structures included in the review concentrate on aerospace, civil and marine engineering, electronics and biomedical areas. Finally, the authors suggest a list of areas where they envision a pressing need in further research.

412 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the recent progress in describing the intricacies of mechanical and thermal properties of all types of graphene and modified graphene-based polymer nanocomposites has been comprehensively examined.
Abstract: In the present review, the recent progress in describing the intricacies of mechanical and thermal properties of all types of graphene- and modified graphene-based polymer nanocomposites has been comprehensively examined. The effectiveness of microscopy bouquet for the intrinsic characterization of graphene family and their composites was clearly demonstrated in this research. Furthermore, the utility of the dynamic mechanical analysis and thermo-gravimetric analysis employed for thermal characterization that has been reported by various researchers was exhaustively analyzed in this paper. This research primarily focused on the analyses of several good articles concerned with hybrid graphene composites and the synergetic effect of graphene with other nanofiller to assess its effect on the mechanical properties of its corresponding composites. Such systematic analysis of previous literatures imparted a direction to the researchers about the solution of improved interfacial properties as well as the enhanced dispersion into the vicinity of the matrix. This current research has suggested that the presence of the graphene filler even at very low loadings has shown considerable improvement in the overall mechanical properties of graphene. Further studies to optimize the value of the filler need to be addressed in order to gain complete understanding of the properties of graphene. The potential applications, current challenges, and future perspectives pertaining to these nanocomposites were elaborately discussed in the current study with regard to the multi-scale capabilities and promising developments of the graphene-family-based nanocomposites materials.

352 citations