Transversely Continuous Structures
Having dealt with the fibre as the constituent for a structure, linear structures are then examined; these include yarns, cables and ropes. In this chapter, transversely continuous structures are considered; these are structure where the constituent component are so small and so numerous that it is appropriate to consider the structure as a continuum, although in the classis sense it would be anisotropic and inhomogeneous. In this chapter the parallel assembly is also examined and the implications of variability in component length (or prestrain) are quantified.
KeywordsFracture Strain Virtual Work Component Strain Strain Energy Function Continuous Structure
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