This paper summarizes recent developments of a new higher order theory for the thermomechanical response of functionally graded materials. In contrast to existing micromechanical theories that utilize classical (i.e., uncoupled) homogenization schemes to calculate microlevel and macrolevel stress and displacement fields in materials with nonuniform fiber spacing (i.e., functionally graded materials), the new theory explicitly couples the microstructural details with the macrostructure of the composite. Previo…
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