Introduction to Functionally Graded Materials

Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood*, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi

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Functionally graded material (FGM) belongs to a class of advanced composite materials that is characterized by variation in composition, microstructure, as well as properties across the dimension of the material. The properties of FGM are different from any of the individual materials that make up the composite. In this chapter, an introduction to the functionally graded material is presented. A brief background to the functionally graded material and the presence of FGM in nature are also discussed. The chapter ends with a summary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319537566
ISBN (Print)9783319537559, 9783319852362
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTopics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
ISSN (Print)2364-3293
ISSN (Electronic)2364-3307

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