Numerical creep analysis of FGM rotating disc with GDQ method
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Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Faculty of Engineering, Mashhad
Publication date: 2017-01-20
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017;55(1):331–341
Rotating discs are the vital part of many kinds of machineries. Usually, they are operating at relatively high angular velocity and temperature conditions. Accordingly, in practice, the creep analysis is an essential necessity in the study of rotating discs. In this paper, the time dependent creep analysis of a thin Functionally Graded Material (FGM) rotating disc investigated using the Generalized Differential Quadrature (GDQ) method. Creep is described with Sherby’s constitutive model. Secondary creep governing equations are derived and solved for a disc with two various boundary conditions and with linear distribution of SiC particles in pure Aluminum matrix. Since the creep rates are a function of stresses, time and temperature, there is not a closed form solution to these equations. Using a solution algorithm and the GDQ method, a solution procedure for these nonlinear equations is presented. Comparison of the results with other existing creep studies in literature reveals the robustness, precision and high efficiency beside rapid convergence of the present approach.