Functional Graded Materials (FGM)
A functionally graded material (FGM) is a two-component composite characterized by a compositional gradient from one component to the other. In contrast, traditional composites are homogeneous mixtures, and they, therefore, involve a compromise between the desirable properties of the component materials. Here the combination of materials is used to serve the purpose of the thermal barrier which is capable of withstanding a surface temperature of 200k and temperature gradient of 1000k across a 10mm section. Basic structure units of FGM's are elements (or) materials gradients represented by MAXEL. These are used to remove the sharp interface.
- Track 1-1 Chemical Composition Gradient FGM
- Track 2-2 Porosity Gradient FGM
- Track 3-3 Microstructural FGM