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Characterization of composite materials using a two-scale asymptotic homogenization method
Author(s): Amine Hassim
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Paper Abstract

The two-scale asymptotic homogenization method is used for the evaluation of the behavior of composite materials with periodic structures, which includes not only the capability to compute effective macroscopic properties of the material but also approximations to the behavior of the material in terms of its microscopic geometry. A software, using finite element methods, has been developed to implement the homogenization methodology. Thermal, elastic, visco-elastic, and piezoelectric properties are treated for continuous parallel fibers, short fibers, ellipsoidal inclusions, foams and woven fabric composites. Results obtained from the proposed model are compared with those obtained from fully 3-D finite element simulation of the elasticity problem.

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Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2192, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174241
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Amine Hassim, INRIA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2192:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
H. Thomas Banks, Editor(s)

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