Effective elastic moduli of composite materials: Reduced parameter dependence

John Dundurs, Iwona Jasiuk

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In this paper, we focus on the effective elastic constants of composite materials and pay attention to the possibility of reducing the number of independent variables. Surprisingly, this important issue has hardly been explored before. In our analysis, we rely on a new result in plane elasticity due to Cherkaev, Lurie, and Milton (1992), and use Dundurs constants. As an example, we consider a result for the effective elastic moduli of a composite containing a dilute concentration of perfectly-bonded circular inclusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S39-S43
JournalApplied Mechanics Reviews
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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