On deformation of functionally graded narrow beams under transverse loads

  • Sandeep S. Pendhari
  • Tarun Kant
  • Yogesh M. Desai
  • C. Venkata Subbaiah


Solution is obtained for functionally graded (FG) narrow beams under plane stress condition of elasticity by using the mixed semi analytical model developed by Kant et al. (Int J Comput Methods Eng Sci Mech 8(3): 165–177, 2007a). The mathematical model consists in defining a two-point boundary value problem (BVP) governed by a set of coupled first-order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in the beam thickness direction. Analytical solutions based on two dimensional (2D) elasticity, one dimensional (1D) first order shear deformation theory (FOST) and a new 1D higher order shear-normal deformation theory (HOSNT) are also established to show the accuracy, simplicity and effectiveness of the developed mixed semi analytical model. It is observed from the numerical investigation that the present mixed semi analytical model predicts structural response as good as the one given by the elasticity analytical solution which in turn proves the robustness of the present development.


Mixed semi analytical method FG beams HOSNT FOST Plane stress 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep S. Pendhari
    • 1
  • Tarun Kant
    • 2
  • Yogesh M. Desai
    • 2
  • C. Venkata Subbaiah
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering DepartmentZentech IndiaNavi MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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