Thermoelastic and vibration analysis of functionally graded cylindrical shells

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-707
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


The static response and free vibration of metal and ceramic functionally graded shells are analyzed using the element-free kp-Ritz method. The material properties are assumed to vary continuously along the depth direction. The displacement field is expressed in terms of a set of mesh-free kernel particle functions according to Sander's first-order shear deformation shell theory. The effects of the volume fraction, material property, boundary condition, and length-to-thickness ratio on the shell deflection, axial stress, and natural frequency are examined in detail. Convergence studies of node numbers are performed to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. Comparisons reveal that the numerical results obtained from the proposed method agree well with those from the classical and finite element methods. © 2009.

Research Area(s)

  • Element-free, Functionally graded materials, Shear deformation, Static analysis, Vibration