• Metin Aydoğdu
  • Vedat Taşkın
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 111)


In this study, free vibration of simply supported functionally graded (FG) beam was investigated. Young modulus of beam is varying in the thickness direction according to power law and exponential law. Governing equations are found by applying Hamilton’s principle. Navier type solution method was used to obtain frequencies. Different higher order shear deformation theories and classical beam theories were used in the analysis. Results were given for different material properties and different slenderness ratios.


Free Vibration Functionally Grade Material Functionally Grade Slenderness Ratio Shear Deformation Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Metin Aydoğdu
    • 1
  • Vedat Taşkın
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTrakya UniversityEdirneTurkey

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