Functional Graded Materials(FGM)
A functionally graded material (FGM) is a two-component composite characterised 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 combination of materials are used to serve the purpose of thermal barrier which are capable of withstanding 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 uses to remove the sharp interface.
- Track 1-1 Chemical Composition Gradient FGM
- Track 2-2 Porosity Gradient FGM
- Track 3-3 Microstructural FGM