Transversely Continuous Structures

  • C. M. Leech
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 209)


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.


Fracture Strain Virtual Work Component Strain Strain Energy Function Continuous Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Windsor HouseCongletonUK

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