In the effective modulus theory the mechanical behavior of a composite material is represented by a homogeneous but generally anisotropic medium. The effective modulus theory, which has been developed to an advanced level of quantitative analysis, is discussed in some detail in a monograph by Hashin [1.1].


Stress Energy Transverse Isotropy Effective Modulus Effective Elastic Modulus Extremum Principle 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Achenbach
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  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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