New coupled micro-macro continuum theory for functionally graded materials

Jacob Aboudi, Marek Jerzy Pindera, Steven M. Arnold

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Abstract

A new higher-order theory has recently been developed for the thermomechanical response of functionally graded materials. In contrast to existing micromechanical theories that utilize classical homogenization schemes in the course of calculating microscopic and macroscopic field quantities, in the present approach the actual microstructural details are explicitly coupled with the macrostructure of the composite. Herein, recent developments of this new micromechanical theory are outlined that, among other things, illustrate the shortcomings of the classical micromechanics approach in modeling functionally graded materials, and the potential of functionally graded architectures in reducing edge effects in MMC's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1191-1194
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 10th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2) - Boulder, CO, USA
Duration: 21 May 199524 May 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 10th Conference on Engineering Mechanics. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoulder, CO, USA
Period21/05/9524/05/95

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