Bending Response of Composite Material Plates with Specific Properties, Case of a Typical FGM "Ceramic/Metal" in Thermal Environments
The rapid development of composite materials and structures in recent years has attracted the increased attention of many engineers and researchers. These materials are widely used in aerospace, military, mechanical, nuclear, marine, optical, electronic, chemical, biomedical, energy sources, automotive fields, ship building and structural engineering industries. In conventional laminate composite structures, homogeneous elastic plate are bonded together to obtain improved mechanical and thermal properties. However, the abrupt change in material properties across the interface between the different materials can cause strong inter-laminar stresses leading to delamination, cracking, and other damage mechanisms at the interface between the layers. To remedy these defects, functionally graded materials (FGM) are used, in which the properties of materials vary constantly. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the thermomechanical bending behavior of functionally graded thick plates (FGM) made in ceramic/metal. This work presents a model that employed a new transverse shear function. The numerical results obtained by the present analysis are presented and compared with those available in the literature (classical, first-order, and other higher-order theories). It can be concluded that this theory is effective and simple for the static analysis of composite material plates with specific properties "Case of a typical FGM (ceramic/metal)" in thermal environments.