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Effective Elastic Moduli of Composite Materials: Reduced Parameter Dependence

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John Dundurs

Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston IL 60208

Iwona Jasiuk

George W Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA 30332-0405

Appl. Mech. Rev 50(11S), S39-S43 (Nov 01, 1997) doi:10.1115/1.3101847 History: Online April 20, 2009

Abstract

In this paper, we focus on the effective elastic constants of composite materials and pay attention to the possibility of reducing the number of independent variables. Surprisingly, this important issue has hardly been explored before. In our analysis, we rely on a new result in plane elasticity due to Cherkaev, Lurie, and Milton (1992), and use Dundurs constants (Dundurs, 1967, 1969). As an example, we consider a result for the effective elastic moduli of a composite containing a dilute concentration of perfectly-bonded circular inclusions.

Copyright © 1997 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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