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International Journal of Metals
Volume 2015, Article ID 416824, 16 pages
Research Article

Response of Functionally Graded Material Plate under Thermomechanical Load Subjected to Various Boundary Conditions

1Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Received 8 October 2014; Revised 27 December 2014; Accepted 7 January 2015

Academic Editor: Massimo Pellizzari

Copyright © 2015 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.


Functionally graded materials (FGMs) are one of the advanced materials capable of withstanding the high temperature environments. The FGMs consist of the continuously varying composition of two different materials. One is an engineering ceramic to resist the thermal loading from the high-temperature environment, and the other is a light metal to maintain the structural rigidity. In the present study, the properties of the FGM plate are assumed to vary along the thickness direction according to the power law distribution, sigmoid distribution, and exponential distribution. The fundamental equations are obtained using the first order shear deformation theory and the finite element formulation is done using minimum potential energy approach. The numerical results are obtained for different distributions of FGM, volume fractions, and boundary conditions. The FGM plate is subjected to thermal environment and transverse UDL under thermal environment and the response is analysed. Numerical results are provided in nondimensional form.