Types of Functionally Graded Materials and Their Areas of Application

Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood*, Esther Titilayo Akinlabi

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Functionally graded materials (FGMs) are advanced composite materials that are used to solve a number of engineering problems, as well as in the biomedical implant applications for the replacement of human tissues. These materials are used to eliminate the stress singularities that occur, as a result of the property mismatch in the constituent materials in a composite. There are different types of FGMs that are used today, depending on the type of application, for which the material is intended. In this chapter, the different types of FGMs are presented. The areas of application of this novel material are also explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages13
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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