Abstract: In this technical paper, analysis of functionally graded plates is presented. The bending response of simply supported functionally graded plate subjected to mechanical sinusoidal varying load is evaluated using higher order shear deformation theory in association with meshless approach. The governing differential equation of the plate is obtained using energy principle. Multiquadric radial basic function based on meshless method is applied for discreatization of the equation. The effects of material gradient index, span to thickness ratio on the sinusoidal varying pressure load of functionally graded material plates are highlighted.

Keywords: FGM, plates, Meshless method, MQ RBF, bending, sinusoidal varying load.