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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2003 Vol.4 No.1 P.1-7


Three-dimensional analysis of a thick FGM rectangular plate in thermal environment

Author(s):  CHEN Wei-qiu, BIAN Zu-guang, DING Hao-jiang

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   chenwq@ccea.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Functionally graded material (FGM), State-space method, Simply supported rectangular plate

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CHEN Wei-qiu, BIAN Zu-guang, DING Hao-jiang. Three-dimensional analysis of a thick FGM rectangular plate in thermal environment[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2003, 4(1): 1-7.

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The thermal behavior of a thick transversely isotropic FGM rectangular plate was investigated within the scope of three-dimensional elasticity. Noticing many FGMs may have temperature-dependent properties, the material constants were further considered as functions of temperature. A solution method based on state-space formulations with a laminate approximate model was proposed. For a thin plate, the method was clarified by comparison with the thin plate theory. The influences of material inhomogeneity and temperature-dependent characteristics were finally discussed through numerical examples.

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