In this paper, axisymmetric bending and stretching of functionally graded solid circular and annular plate is studied based on the second-order shear deformation plate theory (SST). The solutions for deflections, force and moment resultants of the second-order theory are presented in terms of the corresponding quantities of the isotropic plates based on the classical plate theory from which one can easily obtain the SST solutions for axisymmetric bending of functionally graded circular plates. It is assumed that the mechanical properties of the functionally graded plates vary continuously through the thickness of the plate and obey a power law distribution of the volume fraction of the constituents. Numerical results for maximum displacement are presented for various percentages of ceramic-metal volume-fractions and have been compared with those obtained from first-order shear deformation plate theory (FST).

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