Numerical Prediction of Linear Thermal Properties of FGM Composites - White Paper"Functional Graded Material (FGM) and powder composites are used in many applications that require dual features, which may not be available in conventional materials. Predicting the physical behaviour of such FGM composites is a key challenge.
In the current paper, a numerical finite element modelling approach using ANSYS® to predict the linear thermal properties of FGM composites is proposed. The composition of the FGM is determined using a randomization algorithm. This new approach is based on general data of the constituent materials of the composite, and does not require prior measurements or scanning of the composite."