IUTAM Symposium on Transformation Problems in Composite and Active Materials

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cairo, Egypt, 9–12 March 1997

  • Yehia A. Bahei-El-Din
  • George J. Dvorak
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Inelastic Behavior of Composite Materials

  3. Shape Memory Effects

    1. O. P. Bruno
      Pages 91-108
    2. K. Bhattacharya, R. V. Kohn, Y. C. Shu
      Pages 123-134
    3. O. Sigmund, S. Torquato, L. V. Gibiansky, I. A. Aksay
      Pages 147-158
  4. Functionally Graded Materials

  5. Transformation Problems in Composite Structures

  6. Adaptive Structures

    1. H. Irschik, C. Adam, R. Heuer, F. Ziegler
      Pages 247-258
    2. A. L. Kalamkarov, A. D. Drozdov
      Pages 259-270
    3. D. Perreux, C. Lexcellent
      Pages 271-281
  7. Elasticity Issues

    1. S. Serkov, A. Movchan, A. Cherkaev, Y. Grabovsky
      Pages 285-300
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 318-323

About these proceedings


The field of composite materials has seen substantial development in the past decade, New composite systems are being continually developed for various applications. Among such systems are metal, intermetallic, and superalloy matrix composites, carbon-carbon composites as well as polymer matrix composites. At the same time, a new discipline has emerged of active or smart materials, which are often constructed as composite or heterogeneous media and structures. One unifying theme in these diverse systems is the influence that uncoupled and coupled eigenfields or transformation fields exert on the various types of overall response, as well as on the respective phase responses. Problems of this kind are currently considered by different groups which may not always appreciate the similarities of the problems involved. The purpose of the IUTAM Symposium on Transformation Problems in Composite and Active Materials held in Cairo, Egypt from March 10 to 12, 1997 was to bring together representatives of the different groups so that they may interact and explore common aspects of these seemingly different problem areas. New directions in micromechanics research in both composite and active materials were also explored in the symposium. Specifically, invited lectures in the areas of inelastic behavior of composite materials, shape memory effects, functionally graded materials, transformation problems in composite structures, and adaptive structures were delivered and discussed during the three-day meeting. This book contains the printed contributions to the IUTAM Symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yehia A. Bahei-El-Din
    • 1
  • George J. Dvorak
    • 2
  1. 1.Structural Engineering DepartmentCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Centre for Composite Materials and StructuresRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5122-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46935-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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