Title: Thermoelastic analysis of 2D-FGM hollow circular cylinder with finite length by finite element method

Authors: Tariq Darabseh; Bassam Alshaer; Samir Khrais

Addresses: Aeronautical Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan ' Aeronautical Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan ' Industrial Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Jordan

Abstract: This paper studies the thermoelastic analysis of thick hollow cylinder made of two-dimensional functionally graded material (FGM) by finite element method. The FGM cylinder with finite length is simply supported and subjected to thermal and mechanical loading. The mechanical and thermal properties are graded in the radial and axial directions. The rule of mixtures and a power law distribution in terms of the volume fractions of the constituents are used to model the material properties. Temperature dependency of the material properties is taken into consideration. The temperature, displacement and stress distributions within the cylinder are found by finite element method. Variation of two-dimensional temperature and components of stresses through the cylinder are analysed. The effect of power index parameters on thermal stresses, displacement and temperature distributions are investigated.

Keywords: thermal stresses; functionally graded materials; FGMs; two-dimensional FGM; 2D-FGM; finite element method; FEM; thermoelastic analysis; hollow circular cylinders; mechanical loading; temperature distribution; displacement distribution; stress distribution; power index parameters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2013.052297

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2013 Vol.46 No.2, pp.175 - 186

Available online: 26 Feb 2013 *

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