NONLINEAR ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONALLY GRADED CIRCULAR PLATES UNDER DIFFERENT LOADS AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Geometrically nonlinear analysis of functionally graded circular plates subjected to mechanical and thermal loads is carried out in this paper. The GreenLagrange strain tensor in its entirety is used in the analysis. The locally effective material properties are evaluated using homogenization method which is based on the MoriTanaka scheme. In the case of thermally loaded plates, the temperature variation through the thickness is determined by solving a steady-state heat transfer (i.e. energy) equation. As an example, a functionally gradient material circular plate composed of zirconium and aluminum is used and results are presented in graphical form. © 2008 World Scientific Publishing Company.

author list (cited authors)

  • GUNES, R., & REDDY, J. N.

citation count

  • 25

publication date

  • March 2008