Evaluation of the bending response of compact and thin-walled FG beams with CUF

DEMİRBAŞ M. D., ÇALIŞKAN U., Xu X., Filippi M.

MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, vol.28, no.17, pp.1755-1764, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15376494.2019.1704951
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, DIALNET, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1755-1764
  • Keywords: Carrera Unified Formulation (CUF), functionally graded beams, finite element methods, stress analysis, numerical analysis, FUNCTIONALLY GRADED BEAMS, SHEAR DEFORMATION-THEORY, HIGHER-ORDER, STATIC ANALYSIS, FREE-VIBRATION, THERMAL-STRESSES, TIMOSHENKO BEAM, PLATES, FORMULATION, MODEL
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The study deals with the stress evaluations of the functionally graded beams (FGBs) using refined beam models. The refined beam models are obtained within the framework of the Carrera unified formulation (CUF), where expansions are used across the cross-section to enrich the kinematics of the finite elements and obtain 3 D-like accuracy of the solution. Analyses of FGBs are performed by using different structural theories based on Taylor-like and Lagrange expansions. The results are compared with the literature and 3 D finite element solutions. It is observed that calculation costs are significantly decreased in finite element analyses performed with CUF.