hello every one,
i am Ravitej, doing my Mtech at IIT kanpur, India. Now, i am working on FGM( funtionally Graded Materails). Can i model the FGM as a layered specimen with the youngs modulus varying according to layers. is there any special elements in abaqus, so that we can assign property variation along the thickness.
Problem that i had faced with the layerd model is
1) stress is not continous at the interface of layers, then how can we believe that the solution obtained is correct