Identification Aspects of Inhomogeneous Materials

  • M. A. N. Hendriks
  • C. W. J. Oomens
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


This paper presents an inverse method to determine parameters in constitutive equations. The method is especially suitable to study the mechanical behavior of inhomogeneous materials. The method is based on: numerical analysis, strain distribution measurement and system identification. By means of simulations it will be shown that for a solid with a varying fiber direction it is possible to estimate stiffness parameters a well as the local fiber directions from one single test.


Finite Element Model Model Error Stiffness Parameter Inhomogeneous Material Kinematic Boundary Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. N. Hendriks
    • 1
  • C. W. J. Oomens
    • 2
  1. 1.TNO Building and Construction ResearchDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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