Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Homogenization of Thin Periodic Plates

  • Karam Sab
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_137-1



Homogenization is the operation that approximates the solution of a boundary value problem involving heterogeneous material properties by the solution of another boundary value problem involving homogeneous material properties which are so-called the homogenized one.


Taking advantage of the fact that a plate has a small dimension compared to the other two dimensions, the purpose of plate theories is to replace the three-dimensional problem by a two-dimensional problem while guaranteeing the accuracy of the three-dimensional fields.

This so-called dimensional reduction was initially operated on isotropic homogeneous plates and then extended to arbitrary laminated plates. Adapting to elastic thin periodic plates, the homogenizing techniques initially developed for 3D composites, it was possible since the beginning of the 1980s to homogenize such plates which...

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  1. 1.Laboratoire Navier (UMR 8205), CNRS, ENPC, IFSTTARUniversité Paris-EstMarne-la-ValléeFrance

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  1. 1.Laboratoire Navier (UMR 8205), CNRS, ENPC, IFSTTARUniversité Paris-EstMarne-la-ValléeFrance