Nonlinear free vibration analysis of piezoelectric functionally graded (PFG) beams in thermal environment with any boundary conditions are investigated. The nonlinear governing Equation of motion is derived based on the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and Von Karman’s strain-displacement relation. Simple analytical expression is presented for the nonlinear natural frequency using energy balanced method (EBM). Results are validated and compared with available results in the literature. Effects of different parameters such as vibration amplitude, boundary conditions, material inhomogenity, electrical and thermal loading on the nonlinear behavior of PFG beams are presented.

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