This paper presents the effect of randomness in material properties on piezolaminated composite geometrically nonlinear conical shell panel subjected to thermoelectromechanical loading acting simultaneously or individually. Material properties such as modulus ratio, Poisson’s ratio, and thermal expansion coefficients are modeled as independent random variables. The temperature field considered is assumed to be a uniform distribution over the shell panel surface and through the shell thickness and the electric field is assumed to be the transverse component Ez only. It is assumed that the mechanical properties do not depend on temperature and electric fields. The basic formulation is based on higher order shear deformation theory (HSDT) with von-Karman nonlinearity. A C0 nonlinear finite element model based on direct iterative approach in conjunction with mean centered first order perturbation technique (FOPT) used by the present author for plate is now extended for conical shell panel to solve a random nonlinear generalized eigenvalue problem. Parametric studies are carried out to examine the effect of amplitude ratios, stacking sequences, cone angles, circumferential length to thickness ratios, piezoelectric layers, applied voltages, change in temperature, types of thermoelectromechanical loadings, and support boundary conditions on the dimensionless mean and coefficient of variance (COV) of laminated conical shell panels. The present outlined approach has been validated with those available results in literature and independent Monte Carlo simulation (MCS).

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