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Static Analysis of Functionally Gradient Material Plate with various Functions

Author Affiliations

  • 1Jai Naraine Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, INDIA
  • 2 Jodhpur Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 99-106, December,2 (2014)


Functionally gradient materials are one of the most widely used materials in various applications because of their adaptability to different situations by changing the material constituents as per the requirement. Nowadays it is very easy to tailor the properties to serve specific purposes in functionally gradient material. Most structural components used in the field of engineeringcan be classified as beams, plates, or shells for analysis purposes. In this paper static analysis of functionally gradient material plate is carried out by sigmoid law and verified with the published results. The plate is modeled in step wise variation of the properties in thickness direction. The convergence study of the results is optimized by changing the mesh size and layer size. Power law and exponential laware applied for the same material and set of conditions. Results havebeen presented comparing with each other and the published results.


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