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Micromechanics Of Composites

Overall elastic properties
  • Ryszard PyrzEmail author
Part of the Solid Mechanics And Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 154)

Composite materials are inherently inhomogeneous in terms of both elastic and inelastic properties. One consequence of this is that, on applying a load, a non-uniform distribution of stress is set up within the composite. Much effort has been devoted to understanding and predicting this distribution, as it determines how the material will behave, and can be used to explain the superior properties of composites over conventional materials. The methods used for modelling stress distribution in composites range widely in nature and complexity. These notes are intended as a short introduction to micromechanics of heterogeneous materials and modelling techniques.

Keyword

composites inclusions Eshelby method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborg EastDenmark

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