The contact problem of the functionally graded layer resting on rigid foundation pressed via rigid punch

Yaylacı M. , Abanoz M., Uzun Yaylacı E., Ölmez H., Sekban D. M. , Birinci A.

STEEL AND COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, vol.43, no.5, pp.661-672, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/scs.2022.43.5.661
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-672


The solution of contact problems is extremely important as we encounter many situations involving such problems in our daily lives. One of the most important parameters effective in solving contact problems is the materials of the parts in contact. While it is relatively easy to solve the contact mechanics of the systems created with traditional materials with a homogeneous microstructure and mechanical distribution, it may be more difficult to solve the contact problem of new generation materials that do not show a homogeneous distribution. As a result of this situation, it is seen that studies on contact problems of materials that do not exhibit such a homogeneous internal structure and mechanical properties are extremely limited in the literature. In this context, in this study, analytical and numerical analyzes of a contact problem created using functionally graded materials were carried out and the results were evaluated mutually. It has been decided that the contact areas and contact pressures acquired from numerical method are reasonably appropriate with the results obtained from the analytical method.