Monday, May 22

Mathematical and Computational Issues of Modelling Functionally Graded Materials

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Constitution

Functionally graded materials (FGMs) are designed to achieve levels of performance superior to that of homogeneous materials by having a smooth transition between the constituent phases. As with composites, the analysis of these specific types of non-homogeneous materials requires new analytic and numerical techniques. The goal of this minisymposium is to present recent mathematical advances in the study of FGMs, with applications to thermal and stress analysis, and crack propagation.

Organizers: William A. Shelton and Leonard J. Gray
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
10:00-10:25 Crack and Contact Problems in Functionally Graded Materials
Fazil Erdogan, Lehigh University, USA
10:30-10:55 Thermal Analysis of Functionally Graded Materials via Boundary Integral Equations
Leonard J. Gray, Organizer; T. Kaplan and J. Richardson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA; and Glaucio H. Paulino, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
11:00-11:25 Higher-Order Theory Analysis of Plasma-Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings with Graded Bond Coat Architectures
Marek-Jerzy Pindera, University of Virginia, USA; J. Aboudi, Tel-Aviv University, Israel; and S. M. Arnold, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
11:30-11:55 Strain Gradient Elasticity Theory for a Mode III Crack in Nonhomogeneous Materials
Youn-Sha Chan, University of California, Davis, USA; Glaucio H. Paulino, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA; and Albert C. Fannjiang, University of California, Davis, USA

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