Study On Flexural Behaviour Of Cantilever Beam Made Of Functionally Graded Material

Abstract: Functionally graded materials are those in which the volume fractions of two or more materials are varied continuously as a function of position along certain dimensions of the structure to achieve a required function. The material properties of the beam vary continuously in the thickness direction according to the power-law form. A mathematical model has been developed using principle of minimum potential energy for the deflection curve of a cantilever beam made of functionally graded material. Maximum deflection curve of uniformly loaded cantilever beam using the above mathematical model is determined.