Bending behaviour of two directional functionally graded sandwich beams by using a quasi-3d shear deformation theory


Composite Structures, vol.174, pp.70-86, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 174
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.04.046
  • Journal Name: Composite Structures
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-86
  • Keywords: Functionally graded sandwich beam, Meshless method, Quasi-3D shear deformation theory, SSPH method, Strecthing effect
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the static behaviour of two-directional functionally graded (FG) sandwich beams subjected to various sets of boundary conditions by using a quasi-3D shear deformation theory and the Symmetric Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SSPH) method. The SSPH code, which is developed based on the present formulation of the FG sandwich beam, is validated by solving a simply supported conventional functionally graded beam problem. Numerical results which are in terms of maximum dimensionless transverse deflections, dimensionless axial, normal and shear stresses are compared with the analytical solutions and the results from previous studies. Various FG sandwich beam structures are investigated by considering different aspect ratios (L/h) and sets of boundary conditions and using power-law distribution.