Finite element analysis for thermal buckling behaviour in functionally graded plates with cut-outs

Saji, D and Varughese, Byji and Pradhan, SC (2008) Finite element analysis for thermal buckling behaviour in functionally graded plates with cut-outs. In: Proceedings of the International conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST 2008-113), 26-28 Jun 2008, Bangalore, India.

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    Finite element formulation for the thermal buckling of moderately thick rectangular functionally graded material (FGM) plates is developed. This is based on the first order shear deformation theory (FSDT). One dimensional heat conduction equation is employed to represent the temperature distribution across thickness of the FGM plate. Material properties of the plate are considered to be function of temperature. It is assumed that the material properties of the FGM plate vary as a power function along the plate thickness. Finite element code is developed and computation of critical thermal buckling temperature of the FGM plates is carried out. The developed finite element computer code is validated with the results available in the literature. Further, finite element analysis is carried out to determine the thermal buckling of rectangular FGM plates with circular cutout. In the present work effects of (i) plate aspect ratio, (ii) plate thickness to side ratio, (iii) power index x2018;kx2019; (iv) size of the cutout and (v) the three different boundary conditions on the critical buckling temperature are being investigated.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Functionally graded material;Plate aspect ratio;Finite element analysis
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Advanced Composites Division, Advanced Composites Division, Other
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2009
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 14:46

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