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International Journal of Metals
Volume 2014, Article ID 980563, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/980563
Research Article

Static Response of Functionally Graded Material Plate under Transverse Load for Varying Aspect Ratio

1Jodhpur Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003, India
2Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005, India

Received 31 December 2013; Revised 2 June 2014; Accepted 4 June 2014; Published 30 June 2014

Academic Editor: Yanqing Lai

Copyright © 2014 Manish Bhandari and Kamlesh Purohit. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Functionally gradient materials (FGM) are one of the most widely used materials in various applications because of their adaptability to different situations by changing the material constituents as per the requirement. Nowadays it is very easy to tailor the properties to serve specific purposes in functionally gradient material. Most structural components used in the field of engineering can be classified as beams, plates, or shells for analysis purposes. In the present study the power law, sigmoid law and exponential distribution, is considered for the volume fraction distributions of the functionally graded plates. The work includes parametric studies performed by varying volume fraction distributions and aspect ratio. The FGM plate is subjected to transverse UDL (uniformly distributed load) and point load and the response is analysed.