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A comparison of homogenization, Hashin-Shtrikman bounds and the Halpin-Tsai equations

Peter Wall (1997)

Applications of Mathematics

In this paper we study a unidirectional and elastic fiber composite. We use the homogenization method to obtain numerical results of the plane strain bulk modulus and the transverse shear modulus. The results are compared with the Hashin-Shtrikman bounds and are found to be close to the lower bounds in both cases. This indicates that the lower bounds might be used as a first approximation of the plane strain bulk modulus and the transverse shear modulus. We also point out the connection with the...

A complete characterization of invariant jointly rank-r convex quadratic forms and applications to composite materials

Vincenzo Nesi, Enrico Rogora (2007)

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations

The theory of compensated compactness of Murat and Tartar links the algebraic condition of rank-r convexity with the analytic condition of weak lower semicontinuity. The former is an algebraic condition and therefore it is, in principle, very easy to use. However, in applications of this theory, the need for an efficient classification of rank-r convex forms arises. In the present paper, we define the concept of extremal 2-forms  and characterize them in the rotationally invariant jointly...

A geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite plates using a shear deformation theory

Giacinto Porco, Giuseppe Spadea, Raffaele Zinno (1989)

Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Rendiconti Lincei. Matematica e Applicazioni

A shear deformation theory is developed to analyse the geometrically nonlinear behaviour of layered composite plates under transverse loads. The theory accounts for the transverse shear (as in the Reissner Mindlin plate theory) and large rotations (in the sense of the von Karman theory) suitable for simulating the behaviour of moderately thick plates. Square and rectangular plates are considered: the numerical results are obtained by a finite element computational procedure and are given for various...

Approximation of a Martensitic Laminate with Varying Volume Fractions

Bo Li, Mitchell Luskin (2010)

ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis

We give results for the approximation of a laminate with varying volume fractions for multi-well energy minimization problems modeling martensitic crystals that can undergo either an orthorhombic to monoclinic or a cubic to tetragonal transformation. We construct energy minimizing sequences of deformations which satisfy the corresponding boundary condition, and we establish a series of error bounds in terms of the elastic energy for the approximation of the limiting macroscopic deformation and...

Definizione del carico di completa fessurazione dei continui bidimensionali isotropi in cemento armato

Giuseppe Creazza, Enzo Siviero (1988)

Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali. Rendiconti Lincei. Matematica e Applicazioni

Per i continui bidimensionali sottili isotropi in c.a., a mezzo del teorema generalizzato del minimo lavoro, si dimostra che il carico relativo alla formazione del completo quadro fessurativo si può ottenere considerando l'assetto finale di apertura delle distorsioni di Volterra, evitando di seguire l'evoluzione del fenomeno definibile da un punto di vista operativo mediante distorsioni localizzate di Somigliana.

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