Numerical analysis for mechanical behaviour of beams made by composite and functionally graded materials
Functionally graded materials are important in laboratory and industry. These materials have opened a new area of research. These functionally graded materials can be produced as a result of composite material by the adding more materials to get desired properties to make it perfect for suitable applications. In this paper, the focus is on the modelling of functionally graded material that is developed to resist wear by any friction or erosion by any liquid. Cemented Carbide (WC) was selected as a composite material that is commonly used in industrial or lab. Before developing the model of functionally graded material (FGM), a detailed study has been carried out on the composite material using the finite element method to find a numerical solution and compared it to the exact one. The analytical solution was obtained by using MATLAB and numerical solution by ANSYS. Besides these software’s SolidWorks and SkyCIV programs were utilized for analysis and plotting purposes. At the end of the project, one layer titanium carbonitride (TiCN) was added to one face and the same layer was added to the four faces to make the comparison between the two cases to select the best model using the results of a total of deformation.