The Crack-Tip Fields of Reissner’s Plates of Radial Functionally Graded Materials
For homogeneous material plates and non-homogeneous material plates, the crack-tip field plays an important role in the research of fracture mechanics. However, the governing equations become the system of the sixth order partial differential ones with the variable coefficients when the material gradient is perpendicular to the thickness direction of plates. In this paper, they are derived first. Then, the crack-tip fields of the plates of radial functionally graded materials (FGMs) are studied and the higher order crack-tip fields are obtained based on the Reissner’s plate theory. The results show the effect of the non-homogeneity on the crack-tip fields explicitly and become the same as solutions of the homogeneous material plates as the non-homogeneous parameter approaches zero.
Y. Dai et al., "The Crack-Tip Fields of Reissner’s Plates of Radial Functionally Graded Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 217-218, pp. 1319-1323, 2011