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Current Chinese Engineering Science


ISSN (Print): 2665-9980
ISSN (Online): 2665-9999

Research Article

Improved Control Volume Method for Thermoelastic Analysis of Functionally Graded Solids

Author(s): Bing-Bing Xu, Yu Liang and Miao Cui*

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2021

Published on: 01 January, 2021

Page: [54 - 64] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/2665998001999210101231413


Aims: In this work, an improved control Volume finite element method (ICVFEM) is proposed and implemented for thermoelastic analysis in functionally graded materials (FGMs) at a steady state.

Methods and Results: Different from the conventional CVFEM, the sub-control Volume used in the proposed method is circular in the intrinsic coordinate. The advantages of the new integral domain are: (i) the complex integration path can be avoided: (ii) the method is very suitable for many types of elements. High-order shape functions of eight quadrilateral (Q8) elements are used to obtain the unknown variables and their derivatives. Besides, material properties in a functionally graded structure are calculated by the high-order shape functions based on the properties defined at the node.

Conclusion: To verify the convergence and accuracy of the proposed method, three numerical examples with analytical solutions are illustrated by using the conventional CVFEM and FEM at the same time.

Keywords: Functionally graded materials, thermoelastic analysis, control volume finite element method, heat conduction, high-order element, finite volume method.

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