An Elasticity solution for static analysis of functionally graded curved beam subjected to a shear force
Journal article, 2009

In this paper, using 2-D theory of elasticity, a closed-form solution is presented for stress distributions and displacements of a FG curved beam under shear force at its free end. The material properties are assumed to vary continuously through the radial direction based on a simple power law model and Poisson's ratio is supposed to be constant. In order to verify the solution, it is shown that all stress and displacement relations are converted to those of a homogenous curved beam when the inhomogeneity constant approaches zero. The effects of inhomogeneity on stress distributions are investigated. It is shown that specified stress distribution profiles can be obtained by changing the variation of volume fraction of constituents. It is observed that for a specific value of inhomogeneity constant, a proper stress distribution along the radial direction is obtained for designing purposes.

Curved beam

Functionally graded material

Two-dimensional elasticity

Closed-form solution


Rasoul Atashipour

International Journal of Engineering, Transactions B: Applications

1728-144X (ISSN) 1735-9244 (eISSN)

Vol. 23 2 169-178

Subject Categories

Applied Mechanics

Other Civil Engineering

Building Technologies

Composite Science and Engineering

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