An analytical approach for stress analysis of functionally graded annular sector plates
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009
In this paper, an exact analytical approach is used for bending analysis of functionally graded (FG) annular sector plates. The governing equilibrium equations are obtained based on the first order shear deformation plate theory. Introducing an analytical method, the coupled governing equilibrium equations are replaced by independent equations in term of transverse deflection and a new function. Using an equivalent flexural rigidity, the solutions of FG annular sector plates can be easily extracted from equation of homogeneous annular plates. Also, it is shown that the present method can provide accurate results. Finally, the effects of power of functionally graded material (FGM), plate thickness, inner to outer radius ratio and boundary conditions on the deflection and stresses of a functionally graded annular sector plate are studied.
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