Elastic Constants of Fiber-Reinforced Composites With Transversely Isotropic Constituents

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Ernst Behrens

Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster, Pa.

J. Appl. Mech 38(4), 1062-1065 (Dec 01, 1971) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408918 History: Received June 10, 1970; Revised November 05, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


Several models for calculating elastic constants of fiber-reinforced composites with transversely isotropic constituents are discussed. Numerical results are obtained from simple explicit expressions and compared with recently published computer solutions of a hexagonal lattice model.

Copyright © 1971 by ASME
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