Chapter 39. Voronoi Element Analysis of Functionally Graded Materials

  1. Ersan Ustundag and
  2. Gary Fischman
  1. S. B. Biner

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch39

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

How to Cite

Biner, S. B. (1999) Voronoi Element Analysis of Functionally Graded Materials, in 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3 (eds E. Ustundag and G. Fischman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch39

Author Information

  1. Ames Laboratory Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375631

Online ISBN: 9780470294567

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Keywords:

  • micromechanistic;
  • microstructural;
  • homogeneous;
  • microstructure;
  • transformation

Summary

In this study the results obtained from numerical analyses evolving from the natural discretization of a multiple phase domain into basic structural elements (Voronoi Elements) by Dirichlet Tesselation was compared with standard finite element analyses for steady-state heat transfer analyses of bimaterials and functionally graded materials. The results obtained from the two numerical techniques compare favorably with each other. The advantages of using Voronoi Element analyses to study the micromechanistic behavior of heterogeneous solids are elucidated.