Finite element analysis of thermoelastic field in a rotating FGM circular disk

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This study focuses on the finite element analysis of thermoelastic field in a thin circular functionally graded material (FGM) disk subjected to a thermal load and an inertia force due to rotation of the disk. Due to symmetry, the FGM disk is assumed to have exponential variation of material properties in radial direction only. As a result of nonuniform coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and nonuniform temperature distribution, the disk experiences an incompatible eigenstrain which is taken into account. Based on the two dimensional thermoelastic theories, the axisymmetric problem is formulated in terms of a second order ordinary differential equation which is solved by finite element method. Some numerical results of thermoelastic field are presented and discussed for an Al2O3/Al FGM disk. The analysis of the numerical results reveals that the thermoelastic field in an FGM disk is significantly influenced by temperature distribution profile, radial thickness of the disk, angular speed of the disk, and the inner and outer surface temperature difference, and can be controlled by controlling these parameters. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.




Afsar, A. M., & Go, J. (2010). Finite element analysis of thermoelastic field in a rotating FGM circular disk. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 34(11), 3309–3320.

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