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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 206239, 7 pages
Research Article

Stress and Strain Analysis of Functionally Graded Rectangular Plate with Exponentially Varying Properties

1Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yasooj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasooj, Iran

Received 26 June 2013; Accepted 16 July 2013

Academic Editors: S. Banerjee and D. L. Sales

Copyright © 2013 Amin Hadi et al. 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.


The bending of rectangular plate made of functionally graded material (FGM) is investigated by using three-dimensional elasticity theory. The governing equations obtained here are solved with static analysis considering the types of plates, which properties varying exponentially along direction. The value of Poisson’s ratio has been taken as a constant. The influence of different functionally graded variation on the stress and displacement fields was studied through a numerical example. The exact solution shows that the graded material properties have significant effects on the mechanical behavior of the plate.