The Overall Response of Composite Materials Undergoing Large Elastic Deformations
Final rept. 1 Apr 1989-31 Aug 1990
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD
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The main goal of this project is to estimate theoretically the overall or effective constitutive properties of nonlinear composite materials undergoing large deformations. Two types of large deformations are of interest large elastic deformations, and large viscous deformations. The proposed method is to apply variational principles that are under development to characterize the range of the effective properties given partial statistical information about the microstructure such as the volume fractions of the phases. For some particular microstructures of interest exact estimates may be given.
- Laminates and Composite Materials