Macroscopic analysis of axisytnmetric functionally gradient materials under thermal loading

P. Kwon, C. K H Dharan, M. Ferrari

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The axisymmetric functionally gradient materials (FGMs) subject to nonuniform temperature variations were studied with the combined use of homogenization and inhomogeneous eigenstrained media analysis. The material properties and the temperature variations were assumed to depend on the radial coordinate only. The inhomogeneous material properties of the FGM cylinder can be obtained by modulating the concentration level of spherical alumina particles in an aluminum matrix. The resulting stresses due to the temperature variation are presented for numerous distribution functions of alumina particles. It is shown that the particle distribution extensively influences the intensity and profile of the thermal stresses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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