10. Beams made of Functionally Graded Materials

  1. Erasmo Carrera1,
  2. Gaetano Giunta2 and
  3. Marco Petrolo1

Published Online: 11 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119978565.ch10

Beam Structures: Classical and Advanced Theories

Beam Structures: Classical and Advanced Theories

How to Cite

Carrera, E., Giunta, G. and Petrolo, M. (2011) Beams made of Functionally Graded Materials, in Beam Structures: Classical and Advanced Theories, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119978565.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  2. 2

    Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972007

Online ISBN: 9781119978565

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Keywords:

  • beams, made of functionally graded materials;
  • functionally graded materials (FGMs) - and advantages;
  • FGMs of materials - volume fraction changing with spatial directions;
  • FGM concept, and Japanese material scientists - super heat-resistant materials in spaceplanes;
  • FGMs, and gradual and smooth change in material profile;
  • exponential and polynomial gradation - of mechanical and thermal properties;
  • material gradation laws - models, mechanical properties of isotropic FGM;
  • Mori–Tanaka scheme - rule of mixtures, values of effective material properties;
  • beam modeling - at structural level;
  • cross-section geometry, and reference system - loading for 3D problem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Functionally graded materials

  • Material gradation laws

  • Beam modeling

  • Examples

  • References