Thermal stress problem for an FGM strip containing periodic cracks

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2013
Köse, Ayşe
In this study the plane linear elastic problem of a functionally graded layer which contains periodic cracks is considered. The main objective of this study is to determine the thermal stress intensity factors for edge cracks. In order to find an analytic solution, Young’s modulus and thermal conductivity are assumed to be varying exponentially across the thickness, whereas Poisson ratio and thermal diffusivity are taken as constant. First, one dimensional transient and steady state conduction problems are solved (heat flux being across the thickness) to determine the temperature distribution and the thermal stresses in a crack free layer. Then, the thermal stress distributions at the locations of the cracks are applied as crack surface tractions in the elasticity problem to find the stress intensity factors. By defining an appropriate auxiliary variable, elasticity problem is reduced to a singular integral equation, which is solved numerically. The influence of such parameters as the grading, crack length and crack period on the stress intensity factors is investigated

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A. Köse, “Thermal stress problem for an FGM strip containing periodic cracks,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.