Applying the virtual fields method to determine the through-thickness moduli of thick composites with a nonlinear shear response


Grédiac, Michel, Auslender, François and Pierron, Fabrice (2001) Applying the virtual fields method to determine the through-thickness moduli of thick composites with a nonlinear shear response. Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32, (12), 1713-1725. (doi:10.1016/S1359-835X(01)00029-X).

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This paper presents a method allowing the simultaneous identification of parameters governing an orthotropic law with a nonlinear shear response. Such laws appear for instance through the thickness of thick laminated composites. The tested specimen is subjected to boundary conditions similar to those of a Iosipescu setup. The strain field in the central area is processed with the so-called virtual fields method, which is an application of the principle of virtual work with particular virtual fields. The method is simulated with data obtained from finite element calculations.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1359-835X (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 210683
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 17:13
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:50
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/210683

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