Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mechanics of Functionally Graded Materials and Structures

Edited by Farzad Ebrahimi

Imam Khomeini International University

The Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) concept originated in Japan in 1984 during the spaceplane project, in the form of a proposed thermal barrier material capable of withstanding a surface temperature of 2000 K and a temperature gradient of 1000 K across a cross section <10 mm. The materials can be designed for specific function and applications. FGMs offer great promise in applications where the operating conditions are extreme. For example, wear-resistant linings for handling large, heavy, abrasive ore particles; rocket heat shields; heat exchanger tubes; thermoelectric generators; heat-engine components; plasma facings for fusion reactors; and electrically insulating metal/ceramic joints. They are also ideal for minimizing thermomechanical mismatch in metal-ceramic bonding. This book is a result of contributions of experts from the international scientific community working in different aspects of functionally graded materials and structures and reports on the latest research and development findings on this topic through original and innovative research studies. Through its six chapters, the reader will have access to works related to processing, characteristics, modeling, and applications of functionally graded materials and structures.The book contains up-to-date publications from leading experts and the edition is intended to provide valuable recent information to the professionals involved in functionally graded materials and structure analysis and applications. The text is addressed not only to researchers, but also to professional engineers, students, and other experts in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial, seeking to gain a better understanding of what has been done in the field recently, and what open problems are in this area.

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Mechanics of Functionally Graded Materials and StructuresEdited by Farzad Ebrahimi

Published: January 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81347

ISBN: 978-1-78984-555-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-554-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-404-3

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Free Vibration of Axially Functionally Graded Beam

By Dongxing Cao, Bin Wang, Wenhua Hu and Yanhui Gao


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2. Boundary Element Model for Nonlinear Fractional-Order Heat Transfer in Magneto-Thermoelastic FGA Structures Involving Three Temperatures

By Mohamed Abdelsabour Fahmy


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3. DC Conductivity of Activated Carbon Filled Epoxy Gradient Composites

By Archana Nigrawal


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4. The Stochastic Finite Element in the Natural Frequency of Functionally Graded Material Beams

By Nguyen Van Thuan and Noh Hyuk Chun


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5. Development of Functionally Gradient Cu-Sn-Ni Alloy Using GTA Heat Source

By Cherian Paul and Ramasamy Sellamuthu


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6. Axisymmetric Indentation Response of Functionally Graded Material Coating

By Tie-Jun Liu


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