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A T-shaped specimen for the direct characterization of orthotropic materials

Grédiac, M. and Pierron, F. (1998) A T-shaped specimen for the direct characterization of orthotropic materials International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 41, (2), pp. 293-309. (doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-0207(19980130)41:2<293::AID-NME284>3.0.CO;2-Y).

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This paper deals with the definition of a new test specimen geometry for the direct measurement of the four in-plane stiffness components of orthotropic materials. The technique is based on a suitable use of the principle of virtual work. The choice and application of four different types of virtual kinematic fields leads to a system of equations that links the our stiffness components to the global force applied and geometry parameters. A numerical simulation based on finite lement modelling is used to validate the approach. The stability of the process is also demonstrated.

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Published date: 1998
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 210699
ISSN: 0029-5981
PURE UUID: 1fc622db-098d-4da3-8bdb-36c1ecea32ce
ORCID for F. Pierron: ORCID iD

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:45

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Author: M. Grédiac
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