Paper Title
3d Stress Analysis Of Simply Supported Functionally Graded Plate Varied Exponentially Through Thickness

Three dimensional (3D) stress analysis is performed in this paper for simply supported functionally graded (FG) plate by using mixed semi analytical approach developed by Kant et al. (2008). Modulus of elasticity is assumed to be varied exponentially through the thickness of plate and Poisson’s ratio is kept constant. The mathematical model consists in defining a two-point boundary value problem (BVP) governed by a set of coupled first-order ordinary differential equations (ODEs) in the plate thickness direction. Results based on shear deformation theory are used for comparison. Keywords - FG plates, mixed semi analytical method, ODE, PDE, BVP.