Flexural analysis of functionally graded thin walled beams

Keywords: Abaqus; MATLAB; Functionally Graded beam; Flexural response; Thin composite structure; Timoshenko beam theory; Vlasov’s thin walled beam theory.


In this paper, an analytical model has been presented for study of flexural response of functionally graded thin walled beam incorporating first order shear deformation theory and Vlasov’s theory for thin walled beam. The material properties are varied along the depth direction according to the power law distribution of volume fraction of mild steel and alumina. Numerical results for functionally graded thin beams under uniformly distributed vertical loading (for various span to depth ratios) have also been presented.

Author Biography

Shamsher Bahadur Singh, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
Civil Engineering Department


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