Multilayered Surface Continua

  • Marcus AßmusEmail author
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The computation of composite structures, as introduced in Chap.  1, requires the extension of the presented concept of the surface continuum to multiple layers. This is especially true when the physical layer thicknesses differ widely and the mechanical properties of the layer materials are strongly divergent. This is the case with Anti-Sandwiches. In this sense, the present chapter introduces a so-called layer-wise theory. Each layer is considered individually, whereby the coupling is realized via kinematic constraints. However, apart from the consideration of the individual mid surfaces, this procedure also requires the consideration of interfaces of the physical structure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsOtto von Guericke UniversityMagdeburg, Saxony-AnhaltGermany

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