Constitutive Relations for Fiber-Reinforced Inelastic Laminated Plates

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J. Aboudi, Y. Benveniste

Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, 69978, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 51(1), 107-113 (Mar 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167552 History: Received February 01, 1983; Revised July 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009


Effective stress-strain relations for inelastic unidirectional composites developed previously are used to derive the gross constitutive behavior of inelastic laminates in which every lamina is fiber-reinforced. The laminated plate is subjected to stretching and bending deformation and the strain field is described by the Love-Kirchhoff hypothesis. The distribution of the resulting stresses across the thickness is necessarily nonlinear and a Legendre expansion formalism is used to determine the stress field. Results are given for cross-ply symmetric laminates under pure cylindrical bending.

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