Stability Analysis of FGM Layered Shells in the Surrounding Medium

SOFIYEV A. H. , SCHNACK E., Deniz A., Zerin Z., AVCAR M.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.121, no.1, pp.162-164, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.121.162
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-164


In this study, the stability analysis of three-layered shells containing a functionally graded material layer in the surrounding medium and subjected to the uniform lateral pressure is investigated. The surrounding elastic medium is modeled as a Pasternak foundation. The dimensionless critical lateral pressures of three-layered functionally graded material shells with and without elastic foundations are obtained. Effects of compositional profiles and elastic foundation on the dimensionless critical lateral pressures have been studied.