Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

51, 1, pp. 143-158, Warsaw 2013

Three-dimensional asymmetric thermo-elastic analysis of a functionally graded rotating cylindrical shell

R. Akbari Alashti, M. Khorsand, M.H. Tarahhomi
In this paper, asymmetric deformation and stress analysis of a functionally graded hollow cylindrical shell under the effect of thermo-mechanical loads using the differential quadrature method is carried out. Without losing the generality, material properties of the cylindrical shell are assumed to be graded in the radial direction obeying a power law, while the Poisson ratio is assumed to be constant. The governing partial differential equations are expressed in terms of displacement and thermal fields in series forms with the help of two versions of differential quadrature methods, namely the polynomial and Fourier quadrature methods. The cylindrical shell is considered under both axisymmetric and asymmetric loading conditions. Numerical results for the axisymmetric loading condition of the cylindrical shell graded according to a power law function are obtained and compared with exact solutions which are found to be in very good agreement. Asymmetric thermo-elastic analysis of the shell rotating at a constant angular velocity is made and the effect of the grading parameter, angular velocity, temperature difference and geometry on stresses, radial displacement and temperature fields are presented.
Keywords: functionally graded material; rotating cylindrical shell; differential quadrature; thermoelasticity