A Finite Element Procedure for Thermal Buckling Analysis of Functionally Graded Shell Structures

  • S. TrabelsiEmail author
  • S. Zghal
  • F. Dammak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The purpose of this paper is to explore the buckling problems of functionally graded conical shells due to thermal loadings. The response is obtained for a uniform increase in temperature along the thickness direction of the shell. The equations governing the behavior of the conical shell are written from the modified Reissner-Mindlin formulation. Properties of the shell are estimated using the Voigt rule of mixture via the power function. The temperature dependence of the material constituents is also considered. A comparison study of the obtained results with those available in the literature is presented in order to validate the proposed model. Then, the effects of the power-law exponent and geometrical parameters are examined.


Thermal buckling Functionally graded material Rule of mixture Modified Reissner-Mindlin theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM)National Engineering School of Sfax, University of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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