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Mori-Tanaka Estimates of the Overall Elastic Moduli of Certain Composite Materials

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Tungyang Chen, George J. Dvorak

Department of Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590

Yakov Benveniste

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

J. Appl. Mech 59(3), 539-546 (Sep 01, 1992) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2893757 History: Received November 28, 1990; Revised August 01, 1991; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

Simple, explicit formulae are derived for estimates of the effective elastic moduli of several multiphase composite materials with the Mori-Tanaka method. Specific results are given for composites reinforced by aligned or randomly oriented, transversely isotropic fibers or platelets, and for fibrous systems reinforced by aligned, cylindrically orthotropic fibers.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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