The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

A generalised approach to the calibration of orthotropic materials for thermoelastic stress analysis

Emery, T.R., Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Earl, J. S. and Cunningham, P.R. (2008) A generalised approach to the calibration of orthotropic materials for thermoelastic stress analysis Composites Science and Technology, 68, (3-4), pp. 743-752. (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.09.002).

Record type: Article


A review of thermoelastic theory associated with orthotropic solids is provided, the purpose of which is to develop a calibration procedure for thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA) that can be applied to laminated orthotropic composite materials. The procedure is based on the laminate strains rather than the surface ply stresses and enables a calibration approach that accounts simultaneously for the laminate mechanical response and the surface thermoelastic response. This calibration routine enables quantitative values of strain to be derived from thermoelastic data obtained from laminated composite structures. The calibration procedure is based on the use of simple tensile specimens. A variety of laminate stacking sequences are studied using E-glass epoxy pre-impregnated materials. Detailed material properties are obtained and the calibration procedure validated experimentally and theoretically.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

e-pub ahead of print date: 17 September 2007
Published date: March 2008
Keywords: thermoelastic stress analysis, polymer–matrix composites (PMCs), thermomechanical properties, laminate theory
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 50249
ISSN: 0266-3538
PURE UUID: 0d9d7da2-cdd3-48cc-b56b-f7bdf609310d

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 04 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:53

Export record



Author: T.R. Emery
Author: J. S. Earl
Author: P.R. Cunningham

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.